First here I am

So here I am.  I started reading this blog about 6 months ago when I added it to my knitting page on My Yahoo.  I have a daughter 9 who knits, and a son who is 7 that has just learned.  Imagine the surprised faces at my daughter's Tae Kwon Do calss when he sat on the side lines and whipped that out!

 I wish it wasn't that way.  i am sure you guys have experienced similar looks.  Gawd.  I use knitting in my meditation practice.  The repetitive stitches and rythmn of the needles helps to clear my head. Currently I am working on a Shepherd Jacket from Peace Fleece.  For those of you who have never checked out their website, please do at hyyp://   I am  also working on a basketweave shawl. I  haven't gotten into anything too heavy yet.  My grandmother taught me years ago.  I have stopped and started, stopped and havenow been knitting for about 5 years.  I  consider myself still a novice b/c I really haven't ventured into anything real difficult yet.  Getting there.  Nice to be here.   












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Hi Jill and welcome.  I think it's great that your son is learning to knit.  It's going to be a great way to learn to ignore the strange stares of others and to just be oneself.

Our 11 year old son is working on a knitting project now (a placemat).  We believe that even if he never does another knitted project, he will know how to knit and that's important. 

As for using knitting as a meditative practice, I refer you to the past postings about this subject.  There are other members of MWK who do the same.

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Welcome, Jill!  It's great to hear that you're supporing your son's interest in knitting.  Please encourage him to post pictures of his work and otherwise participate in the group.  It's kind of cool to think we can be "big brothers" to a young fiber artist.