My First Knit6:00 AM
Rather than bore you with the same project I'm knitting and the same books I'm reading, I thought I would share with you my first ever knit project.
Back in the day, I was in 4H. I learned how to bake & cook, I had a Hereford heifer named Rosie that I raised from a calf, & I learned about gardening both veggies and flowers. And I learned how to knit. This was the poncho project I entered into the Franklin County Fair in Kansas when I was ??. My mom thought seven or eight. I thought six or seven, so we'll go with the average and say seven. My mom keeps it in the trunk in her basement with some of my other school aged goodies.
I can remember mom making me knit so many rows a day in order to finish the project by the deadline. Looking at it now you can totally tell it was made in the mid 70's. I still like the color combos, but it is a super scratchy acrylic yarn. At least modern acrylic yarn is much softer.
And that was the start of my knitting addiction. Yeah, there were some years there in the middle when it wasn't "cool" to knit but I'm glad those days are long gone.