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!