Somewhere between my fourth and fifth birthdays, I held a pair of knitting needles in my hands for the very first time. Guided by my grandma, I completed my first project a scarf for my bear. From that first cast on to the tiniest pair of socks knitted with the greatest joy for my baby boy, there have been so many projects over the years. Knitting has been both a functional and therapeutic part of my life. I love knitting hats and socks in the round, the simplicity of garter stitch, the complexity of lace and the warm cosiness of cables. Traditional colour work is a fairly new additions to my repertoire of skills. And having just finished knitting my second proper garment for myself since that first (and only) disastrous (and costly!) attempt at a sweater as a teen, I’m now enjoying the prospect of making my own hand knit wardrobe.
I’m curious, how long have you been a knitter, and who or what led you to that first encounter with needles & yarn? Also, what was the first thing you ever cast off….and your most recent finished object? Let me know in the comments below!