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Working on More Than One Project….

I know there are several knitters or crocheters out there that have several projects going at one time.  My mom used to do it and at any given point she could be working on a scarf, a sweater and a pair of socks.  I have such a hard time starting something else when I’m not finished with my original project.  I tried it once and I just couldn’t do it.  I kept thinking about the original project that I had started and how it was just sitting there waiting to be finished.  I almost felt guilty for putting down my original project and picking up something new.  I couldn’t enjoy the new venture I had started.   Continue reading

How I Started Knitting…

For as long as I can remember my mom always had yarn & needles in her hand.  We lived in a small town south of Boston.  So she made us all sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, and anything else you can think of.  I never had much interest.  Even as a adult, it never interested me.  But then one day I read a book by Debbie Macomber, “The Shop on Blossom Street”,  and I was totally hooked.  I can’t remember which book in that series was about knitting socks but I wanted to knit socks and knit them now!  I called my mom and told her I wanted her to teach me how to knit socks.  She was so happy to teach me how to knit!  She came over the following weekend with her favorite yarn (Homespun by Lion Brand) and a set of needles for me.  She said she bought me the wooden ones because they were the best to learn on.  And we started. Continue reading