Random Thoughts on Knitting


I’m taking a blogging course that started yesterday (Feb. 29th) and I’m pretty sure that most, if not all, of my blog posts in the next 6 weeks will come from that course.  Today our assignment is to write 25 random things about ourselves………..I’m turning that into writing random thoughts about what knitting has brought to me.

 

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Can it be only 3 1/2 years ago that I began knitting in earnest?  Wow, so much has happened since then.  In the spirit of my assignment, I’m going to write what comes to mind as I think of it so here goes!

 

I’ve gone from a newbie to now offering technique demonstrations and knitting help at my favorite yarn shop, My Sister Knits in Fort Collins, CO.

 

Julie, owner of MSK, and I organized a knitting retreat last fall at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO which was a huge hit and will become an annual event.  That was a dream come true indeed!

 

I went to ‘knitters’ Mecca’ which is the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY – more commonly known as ‘Rhinebeck’ with a small group of wonderful people – another dream come true!

 

Because of where I live, I’ve been able to meet and learn from so many amazing designers and teachers at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver.

 

a Jacob sheep at the Estes Wool Market

a Jacob sheep at the Estes Wool Market

I’ve discovered I’m passionate about learning about wool and the animals it comes from and Deb Robson, who co-wrote the book on those animals, lives right here in town and (so many ‘ands’ – can you tell I’m excited?) we’ve spent time together and she taught me about washing fleece – I still shake my head in wonder when I think about actually doing that.  It was an experience that gave me a huge sense of accomplishment and pride in what I could achieve.

 

Knitting has brought me a whole new world of knowledge, friends and creativity that I cannot imagine doing without.

 

I could go on and on but those things I haven’t mentioned today will become future blog posts – keep reading!