Ok, some of you may be surprised as sewing has always been my biggest enjoyment. As a young child I taught myself how to knit from a book, knit a few items then stopped. I had too much going on at school including my “Viola”lessons. About 7 months ago I was getting ready for yet another trip to Asia, when I stopped in at 2 Stix & A String, a yarn shop in Jersey City. With the help of Karen, the owner, I purchased yarn, a set of knitting needles, and a simple tip book with DVD to get me started. Karen was so kind to tell me it would be very easy to pick up knitting again. I believed her, and 7 months later I am knitting hats, scarves, and now shawls the latest trend.
I try to visit “2 Stix” at least once a week, to sit, knit and chat with other knitters. Oh, what a great community.
Here are some of the items I have made in the last few months.
|My first hat -using a variegated merino wool yarn. I started this on the flight, and finished by the time I landed.|
|My 4th hat, where I took a basic silhouette and modified the stitching to create this texture in the hat. My favorite hat.|
|Novelty yarn – cotton scarf knitted for my neighbor’s daughter|
Tri-color wool scarf using 1) super wash worsted wool, 2) Merino/baby alpaca/silk and 3)merino combo.