I lived in Minnesota for many years, and among the things I learned from my mother was knitting. I knit sweaters, scarves, mittens, hats, socks, you name it. Then I moved to Texas, where the climate is warmer. Even in the winter the places I worked were usually kept too warm for me to be comfortable in a sweater, in fact short-sleeved shirts have suited me for years. During the winter I took to wearing sweats around the house, and my sweaters languished. I have to fess up that I outgrew them I gave most of them away, but kept two that I particularly liked.
Recently I watched the whole “Shetland” series on TV, where the main character, and many others wear sweaters all the time. I started thinking about sweaters again, and about Irish fishermen’s sweaters in particular. I decided that I could wear a nice sweater around the house rather than sweats, but was unsatisfied with what’s out there to buy. So after 30 years, I decided to start knitting again.
I came across this site several times while searching various topics. I am looking forward to learning new techniques, and I love the idea of getting personal help from fellow knitters.