K is for Knitting

I’m an avid knitter. I don’t remember when I learned to knit, but I do remember getting the strap in school when I was 6 or 7 because I made a mistake in my knitting. Yes, in Scotland in those days, they took their knitting very seriously.

Creating something out of “two sticks and a piece of string”, as a friend put it, is so relaxing to me. When I need to think over a problem, or brainstorm a plot point, I pick up my knitting needles and let my mind wander. In the evenings, I can’t just sit and watch TV without doing something else – usually knitting.

There’s only one problem with knitting so much – what to do with the finished products. I love to make baby clothes, but my friends and family aren’t in the having-a-baby stage.

There are only so many afghans I can use, so I’ve started giving them away.

I’ve donated squares to various charities to be made into blankets for those less fortunate than I am. But somehow, I still have bins and bins filled with yarn. I think yarn in like gremlins. Wasn’t it those little creatures that multiplied overnight?

Do you knit? Crochet? Do other handcrafts? What do you do with all your finished projects?

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