Sunday, July 30, 2017


I'm a knitter and a weaver.

When I was about 8 years old, my mother taught me to knit and I've been loving it ever since. I started out with the usual beginner scarf project - full of dropped stitches, crooked edges, and lumps and bumps, but to my eyes it was beautiful. I used a Red Heart variegated yarn in bright primary colors and was fascinated watching the colors change as the scarf slowly but surely grew longer. That scarf was the first of many, many projects over the years and I have to admit I still love variegated yarns, especially those I dye myself.

I taught myself to weave about 20 years ago, using Deborah Chandler's book "Learning to Weave," and then took a week-long beginner weaving class with her at Harrisville Design Center in New Hampshire. My first loom was purchased for $25 at a yard sale and it served me well for many years.

Think back to how you began your fiber journey. Were you a learn-it-yourselfer or did you have a mother or grandmother who patiently helped you learn to wrangle knitting needles, crochet hooks, or loom problems?

My best,
Sue @ Catnip Yarns  

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother taught me to knit.


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