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Learning to Knit

My mom taught me to crochet when I was little, and my skills extended as far as a basic beanie, using double or single crochet only, and scarves. I remember trying to make blankets for my barbies, but they never ended up the same width,  or anything. So, to say the least, my skills were very much lacking.

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I continued to make the basic beanie and scarf for years, and eventually taught myself to read patterns, and eventually got good enough that I opened up two etsy shops, My Dainty Dreams, and My Woven Dreams. My shops have done quite well, so I finally got up the nerve to try to learn to knit – I put it off for years, because, well, let’s be honest, knitting looks insanely hard!

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My first endeavor – layering blankets for newborns. I bought a pattern, yarn, some kneedles, and was immediately stumped. CO – what the heck was that? It’s cast on, which I now know, thanks to Google. 

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Youtube videos, a few failed attempts later, and I finally could make a few rows! I worked up to making an entire layering blanket, timing it perfectly so I ended with just enough yarn, then realized, with knitting you have to do this whole cast off thing.

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I figured it out, after undoing more rows than necessary, and I finally have these layering blankets down :]. I’ve been stocking up on knitting patterns for, oh, probably a year or two, with the hope that one day I’d know how to knit.  Looks like it’s finally time to bust them out.

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With the help of Youtube, tons of patience, and my teach yourself to knit books, and this huge stack of knitting patterns, I think I’ll finally get this knitting thing down. 

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