Knitting is just one of the BEST things you can do in life. There is fulfillment in every stitch you make; happiness in each project you finish and satisfaction in the accomplishments you achieve with your knitting.
I started knitting when I was still in high school. My best girlfriend’s mother knit, and one day she ordered us a couple of kits from Herrscher’s catalog. I can’t remember if we ever finished them; but it was my first journey on the long road of knitting.
And I’m not done yet!
In fact, I would say there is NOTHING I love more! Well, my family, and my dogs, for sure! But, just like my little dachshund Scooter is always wagging his tail all day long, you’ll find your spirits being lifted when you learn how to knit.
Don’t know how to knit?
In this post, I will give you the BEST links for what to see, what to buy, videos to watch and knitting information you can USE to make you a new knitter or to improve on your knitting skills now.
If you are the type of person who loves books, (like me) here are some links to my website,
Feel free to browse all of the wonderful articles and blog posts there, and do take advantage of the free patterns, too!
A wonderful how-to book on knitting, can be found here.
Here’s another book all about learning to knit.
One more book, just in case! This book, too, will teach you all you need to know about knitting.
If you would rather learn using a DVD or video, here’s a nice link that will get the knitting ball rolling.
that she made in 2006, which has rave reviews.
Here’s a list of my favorite knitting places online. Here you’ll find lots and lots of knitting information!
You can Google “knitting” or whatever keywords you’re searching for and look for the You Tube videos.
ALSO, Here’s some ideas to get you KNITTING:
- Call your local library or go online to see when they offer craft classes. Many libraries have beginning knitting classes once a month or bi-weekly.
- Consider, if you already know how to knit, teaching knitting classes.
- Gather a group together, to learn how to knit. You could do this at your college, your church or in your neighborhood. And you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how many interested people you’ll find!
- Attend craft fairs in your state where they offer lessons in the fiber arts. Many attendees find all they need at these events; and often you’ll come across free lessons and supplies to get you started.
- Craft stores such as Michael’s, A.C. Moore, and Joann, ALL offer knitting classes. So, put your name on the next class list, bring a friend, and GET KNITTING!
These are just some of the ways you can become interested in knitting.
Because there is nothing better to learn when it comes to working with your hands. The need for knitting goods is very real and very important. There’s always someone to knit for; right in your hometown or in a town across the globe.
Be sure to keep an eye out for another knitting post soon, all about yarn! Not all yarn is the same, you know, and if you’ve been confused on what to use or how much to buy, then you’ll want to check out that post, as well.
Remember, these knitting ideas are some of your
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