Hello everyone … I thought it might be appropriate to take a moment to introduce myself. I just popped in here a while back with a question about circular needles, and now I have a moment where I can actually sit down and think for a moment!
I’m a sahm of 2, and we homeschool. DS is 10 and DD is 6 (almost 7). We live in the Chicago area but have also lived in North Carolina and Kentucky. In addition to my hubby, myself and the two kids, our household includes a Quaker parrot and 3 little Green Anoles (lizards). Needless to say, it’s not quiet much around here, and I have to squeeze knitting in between all the other things we try to do. I should also mention that my son is battling cancer for the 2nd time. He was initially diagnosed at age 6, and we enjoyed nearly 3 years of remission before a recent recurrence in November. He is doing well, and his tumor (in his left leg) is responding well to treatment, and so we just keep saying our prayers and enjoying each day as it comes!
I was taught to knit way back when I was a little girl by my Swedish grandmother. I really had never heard of English or Continental knitting until I started picking it back up again in recent weeks. I was reading a review of the book Kids Knitting, and the reviewer mentioned that she was disappointed that the author didn’t mention Continental-style knitting. So, that sent me on a web search to figure out what she meant, and that’s how I ended up here! I discovered that I am a Continental knitter, and I’m guessing that’s probably what my grandmother taught me, because I just naturally started knitting that way when I was going through the book I have.
Anyway, I have enjoyed the conversations out here that I’ve been able to take the time to read, and I look forward to others. So far I’ve managed to knit a teddy bear for my daughter and lots of little sample squares. Right now, though, I’m working on a backpack pattern from the Kids Knitting book – now that I have my circular needle cables all straightened out, that is! I’m also hoping to knit some squares for Warm Up America, and I’m trying to teach my son how to knit, too. He’s the one that got us all interested in it again. DD thinks she’s too young, but she’s gradually getting closer to giving it a try.
Nice to meet you all, and thank you to whomever gave me the wonderful advice on boiling my circular needle cables!