Thursday, July 26

Learning How to Knit...




While my sister was here, I began to think about how much Sugar Plum and I have wanted to learn how to knit.  When we lived in our last neighborhood, there was a group of older ladies that would meet to knit once a month, but I never could quite get it together to go to their meetings.  I decided to do a quick Google search to see if there were any yarn shops in the area that held classes and lo and behold, I found one in our town that is run by a homeschooler!  She has a shop above her parent's garage (she also teaches violin there!) and holds knitting sessions every Saturday afternoon from 1 - 3!  I am very excited about this and plan to have a knitting date with Sugar Plum on a regular basis.  The shop also caters to spinning (on spindles like my sister's and on spinning wheels!).  I foresee many happy hours in my future with our little girl!

13 comments:

Rachel said...

I am so much motivated by you and am always eagerly waiting for a post on your blog. Your Blog helps me to see me in different shades, that I wouldn't have ventured into. Thank you!!!

Rachel said...

I just forgot to mention, your style of to do list helps me so much. With your blog as my inspiration, I o have started typing down few thing, where ever possible have given links to ur blog.Hoping that it would help sum of my friend too...

Mat. Emily said...

Thank you, Rachel!

Cara Menjadi Orang Sukses said...

amazing :)

matushka constantina said...

A few years ago a friend sent me a beginner's knitting book and I learned from that. However, since I didn't have a teacher by my side to explain how to follow patterns, I put knitting down for a time. This past May my father and stepmother came to visit us in Greece and they - yes, my Dad is a knitter - taught me how to follow a pattern, etc. I've been knitting since. I love it! I hope you and Sugar Plum enjoy it just as much.

Mat. Emily said...

It is an amazing store, Cara! I think that I am most excited that a Google search brought me to an amazing place like this... to think that it was under my nose all the time!

Mat. Emily said...

Matushka Constantina, it is wonderful that your father was able to show you how to follow a pattern! Our four year old boy is eager to learn, too! I think that we'll teach him the knitting fork at first and then move on to actual knitting.

elizabeth said...

How fun! Let us know how it goes... I have many things my Oma knitted me and love them! :)

Mat. Emily said...

I will, Elizabeth! Sugar Plum and I are so excited about learning to knit! We are really looking forward to our lesson on Saturday!

Nancy said...

Welcome to the fiber world! Once you're experienced enough for the knitting to become somewhat automatic it is a very relaxing and soothing occupation. In fact, (and do NOT try this when you are just beginning) its a great time to pray the Jesus prayer. I wouldn't recommend doing it on a lace project or one with a lot of pattern to follow but if you are knitting baby hats, or socks or blankets a.k.a. "mindless" projects its a nice way to pray.

Mat. Emily said...

I can see that, Nancy! I am hoping to knit up a bunch of washcloths to use in the kitchen and bathroom. Maybe that would be a good project to pray during:)

Jane G Meyer said...

Mat Emily! I just wrote about this and it was posted last night. I love handwork, and pray that you and your daughter will have many hours of good fun, good prayer, and good quiet together... Here's a link to my post:

http://blog.myocn.com/home-and-family/praying-with-my-hands.html

Mat. Emily said...

Beautiful post, Jane! Thanks for directing me to your other space! I am looking forward to reading what you've written in the past:)

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