Tuesday, February 18, 2014


There's something special to me about knitting. I taught myself how to knit two and half years ago after a little challenge from a friend's mom. My friend was having a get to know the baby picnic and received several gifts. One was a quilt handmade by her grandmother. I commented that I wish I could sew. I heard a reply of "Heidi, you don't have to be Martha Stewart."

Now, I had baked some chocolate chip cookies and made cake balls made into what looked like ice cream cones. This was was a challenge to me. I enjoy baking, but I needed something else to channel my creative energy into.

When we sold our house and moved to our apartment, I was able to find a local yarn store. The owner was so nice in helping me choose needles and yarn and gave me motivation. YouTube videos and books are what I used to teach myself. I started with a hat for Kole and I have been trying to challenge myself ever since.

My mom and step dad like knit dish cloths, so while watching the Olympics the last few nights, I knitted a larger basket weave dish cloth. I hope they'll like it! I'm going to try to share my works in progress each week as knitting (and weaving! ) are what I do to relax and relieve stress.

Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Let me know!


  1. Ahhhhh, I SO want to do this!!

    1. YouTube! And I don't know how far you are from Bridgeport, but the Nest is a local yarn shop. The owner Dianna is awesome. I totally encourage supporting a local yarn shop (LYS in the knitting world)!

  2. My daughter taught herself to knit with YouTube. I'm learning. So far I've mastered scarves... Socks and mittens are on my list.