Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Inaugural Post

Hi, I'm Andrea, and I am a compulsive knitter.
now you say: "HI, ANDREA!"

My mom taught me how to knit when I was a teen, but I was not at all interested. I suspect that it was because taking knitting lessons from my mother required me to listen to her, and what teenaged girl wants to do that?????

I came back to knitting in September 2005 - what a different experience! Initially, I was a bit embarrassed that I was so taken with something that seemed so fundamentally "uncool." I got over that quickly, though. I became obsessed with knitting, with feeling the yarn, contemplating new projects, mastering (or at least learning) new skills.

One of the most rewarding things I found about knitting, however, was that by being a knitter, I became a part of a community of people who share the same passion for yarn and creation. I've met the most interesting people through knitting at my local knit shops and I can't begin to describe how much I have learned from them, how much I admire them, how much I care about them. And what's amazing about being a part of this local community is that there is a larger knitting community all over the world! I hope this blog becomes a place where members of that community will share their wisdom, insight, frustration, and secrets...

I'll post as I can, and hope that you will do the same. Until then, knit on, baby, knit on!


Sandy Smith said...

Woo-hoo! A new place to hang out online!

Sorry I missed you the other day; hope to see you this week.

Mary said...

Andrea, what a great idea! Love the inaugural post! I am so with you on your appreciation of the knitting community. It's brought me laughter and friendship and fun. Knit on!