In October of 2006, some relatives came to visit us. and we had a lovely bike ride along the Wissahickon Creek and did lots of talking. During that visit, my sister-in-law and her daughter-in-law mentioned that they had both taken up knitting and suggested I give it a try. A couple of months later, I did … and am still going strong!
I learned to knit mostly by surfing around the Internet. I found lessons, patterns, tips and encouragement just by reading about the experience of others. I’ve been motivated time and again by seeing pictures of your work. Hooray for Internet Knitters!
I hope to give back by adding pictures and notes of my own efforts to the scene. I post pictures of my yarn, works in progress and finished objects on my Flickr site. I used to post details there too, but now that’s all on my Ravelry account (my id there is “YOKathyYO”, FYI)).
In 2009, I began teaching English as a Second Language. My blogging was reduced significantly while I’ve focused on that effort. Recently, some of the “beginner teacher” inefficiencies have tapered off and my knitting blogs will probably be picking up again.
If I develop a pattern that I think is original, I’ll write it up and post a link to it here, both in a blog entry and on my “Patterns” page. Please let me know if you have questions or comments on any pattern … for me, that’s part of the ongoing learning. OK, back to knitting!