I love to knit. I had tried knitting years ago and initially didn’t like it. Felt awkward doing it, and had difficulty managing the needles and yarn. Decided to pick it back up about a year ago and haven’t looked back since! The amount of different yarns available out there to work with is amazing! I find I really enjoy watching projects take shape and trying a variety of different yarns.
I find I mostly enjoy creating baby items. Mostly because they are small and quicker to create than and adult sized item, but also because baby thing are just so cute! On my website ( www.GrammaVedora.etsy.com ) I’ve been able to post some of my pieces. If I had my choice, I’d keep them all for my little one!
I also noticed that as I become more comfortable with knitting that I enjoy creating my own patterns. Now, I haven’t created anything overly unusual or astounding, but I find I prefer to create my own pattern than follow someone else’s. I think it’s mostly because I do have some trouble having my project come out exactly like the pattern. Also, I usually can’t find exactly what I want on the internet or in pattern books so I have to come up with my own. I’ve only started with basic things such as baby beanies, leg warmers, and sleep sacks, but I have ideas for many other things! Wish I had more time to experiment, but being a mother of four who homeschools, my time is limited!
What do you like to create? What inspires you? I love the changing of seasons and sometimes just a walk through the craft/ fabric store will get my creative juices flowing. I hope to have a couple of my patterns available on the site soon so check back in a while if you are looking for a few free baby knit patterns!