Valerie Schoen

 
Like a lot of people – I learned to knit from my mom when I was about 8 – 10 years old . . . First project was probably a pair of blue mittens. Second project was a shawl for my mom – but I think it took 2 years to make! Luckily I have speeded up since then!

My current knitting obsession developed when I discovered this wonderfully soft Homespun yarn – and it was machine washable!! After the entire family was well supplied with scarves, I had to find something else to make. I had seen shrugs on knitting shows, but no patterns that were as non-structured as I wanted.
 
Sooooo – I just started knitting. . . I developed my own pattern – and the items are stacking up. I find knitting to be calming, annoying (when having to UNKNIT), and totally addictive. I just play . . . but somehow I get something pretty out of it – It’s a nice surprise!
 
I want to continue to build on my “repertoire”, but in the meantime I lose myself in whatever stitch I happen to be involved in – and go with it.


 



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