How I Started Knitting: Joan’s Story

When Anna and I decided to write about how we each started to knit and crochet, I admittedly felt a little nervous.. How and where do I even begin!? I wish I had one of those “I picked up my first pair of needles as a child and have never looked back” stories, but that’s not the case here…

As a senior in high school, I was over at my childhood best friend’s house and had noticed a gorgeous off-white scarf. I still remember the way it smelled and how it felt against the skin. I fired off a few “Where did you get that?”‘s in quick succession.

“Oh, my mom knit it for me”, she had said nonchalantly. Whaaat? I knew right then and there I wanted to make one for myself. She grabbed a spare pair of needles, some stash yarn and patiently taught me how to cast on. Needless to say, I was mesmerized!

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