Win four skeins of your choice!
How did you learn to knit? Let's go back to the beginning and remember those first few stitches and the excitement we felt.
November 2011. I was twenty-two and loved wool socks (still do). One day my friend and I were at the local craft store and I saw a book on teaching yourself to knit next to a book on knitting socks. It was like love at first sight and I just "knew" that this is what I wanted to do. So, I bought both books, a pair of tiny double-pointed needles and some sock yarn and took them home. I clearly remember those few days and coming home from work and feeling so excited to knit, even though each stitch felt so awkward, and nearly every other one somehow got twisted. But I persisted. When I had that first finished sock I was so proud of myself. I even took it into work to show off to everyone. Oh dear. My gauge was so tight that I couldn't fit it on my foot, but that didn't matter. It looked like a sock!
Soon after that first sock I thought it would be fun to knit a lace hat. I didn't know what stitch markers were, so I tied little loops of yarn around the needles to mark the pattern repeats. It's fun to think about how creative we can be when we don't know any better.
Then I moved on to sweaters....and that was it. I was completely in love. It's odd how this hobby has shaped my life and lead me to where I am today. I don't even think I would've met Garrett if it weren't for knitting. One little stroll through the craft store can change your life forever.
To win four skeins of your choice (dyed for you) let me know what your story is. You can be as brief or as detailed as you wish. And if you wish to remain anonymous, just make up a name or enter "anonymous" in the name section. Just be sure to enter your email address (this isn't public), so I can reach you if you're the winner. I will choose a random winner this Wednesday, May 1st.