Full-time graduate student and part-time knitter. I have been knitting for about 10 years… wow that makes me sound old! Well I am almost 30 and recently married – oh, well.
Originally, while working at a craft store in high school, an elderly employee helped me learn how to knit. She showed me how to make triangular-shaped hats, scratchy scarves and dishcloths out of sugar’n cream. Needless to say, I thought knitting was useless. Two years later, in my dorm at college (VA Tech – Go Hokies!) I see a girl knitting -holy cow- a scarf! OK that didn’t sound exciting, but it was striped with beautiful colors and I thought, wow, I could make something like that too! So my knitting adventures began.
OK so I am an engineer (yup, even nerdier than you thought), so I am naturally inclined to want to test new ideas and push things to the limit. Therefore, I am constantly attempting projects that are way above my difficulty level, ripping them out and deciding that maybe I should just make my 3479th scarf.
I know that I cannot be the only knitter like this! Why else would there be hundreds of “advanced” how-to knitting videos on youtube? So, I decided, yes for the good of humanity, to set aside some time for publishing my findings as I tackle difficult patterns and even *gasp try to design some of my own. Well, maybe at least someone will get a laugh…
Keep calm and carry yarn.