I started knitting Sept ’16. The first few years I learned to make shawls, socks, and sweaters by taking classes at my LYS, Silk Road Textiles. My favorite person to knit for is my daughter but I’m starting to make items for myself so I better learn about fit. Now I’m not taking classes but instead trusting that I can figure out patterns on my own.
I can’t believe how much I’m enjoying knitting!! This has become a great retirement hobby. Plus I have made truly great friends. I have a knitting group in my hometown of Cincinnati and two knitting/crochet groups in my winter home of Naples, FL. I’ve added making project bags to my hobbies so that I can keep my knitting projects in fun fabrics. I love fingering weight projects so you won’t find worsted yarn on my needles.
I like to share what I’m learning about patterns, yarn, notions, etc. all things knitting. I still have a lot to learn. I have yet to make a seamed sweater. Nor a fade or marled sweater. I’m currently making colorwork socks (Apr ’22) but want to move onto a sweater someday. I just recently learned about which yarns and patterns are most likely to grow, although not what to do about it. Sadly my favorites of lace and the shiny yarns of silk and bamboo are big growers.