I have to admit that with some letters, I can easily come up with a topic and I can just schedule the post to magically appear. After I typed up my entry for Kindergarten, I took a shower and realized there is another very important K that is a bit dearer to my heart (it's true!) and that is knitting.
I first began to knit the summer of 2004. I had already been in LA for about a year. It took me three tries to figure out how to knit. The first person to try to teach me (if I remember correctly!) was my ex-roommate's younger sister. Then I remember going away for a professional development excursion (a week long training, most expenses paid to San Luis Obispo) and one of the other teachers from my school tried to teach me too. If anything, I got more confused when my coworker (who eventually became one of my best friends at the time) tried to show me. lol. Upon my return, a new friend that I had met through MySpace knew how to knit and offered to teach me. We met up, and it finally clicked for me!! The difference was that my final teacher took into consideration that I was a lefty and had me mirror what she did. It worked! I have been knitting ever since.
Here's my first scarf ever.
baby stuff and hats. After hats, I got real brave and made my first pair of socks.
Knitting keeps me grounded. I haven't knit a stitch since early last week and it's starting to show. I'm crankier than usual and my temper is short. Must. Knit! I knit only for a small handful of people. No one gets how special it is to receive a hand knit item (aside from a fellow knitter/crocheter). The hubs appreciates all the knitted items he now has in his possession and my sister has warmed up to the idea of having a sister who knits.