My name is Allie and I'm 23 years old. About ten years ago, while visiting family in Russia, my grandmother attempted to teach me how to knit. All I remember from that session was the scratchy dark blue yarn and the metal needles she used. (I think I may still have them somewhere...) It wasn't until 2 years ago that I tried it again with any kind of seriousness. I didn't know anyone else who knitted so I bought the book Stitch 'n' Bitch
and tried to teach myself. That didn't work out so well and I got discouraged, so I put the needles away in a dark corner of my apartment.
In December 2009, I finally picked up the needles again for good when a crafty coworker offered to observe my technique and let me know what I was doing wrong. Coupled with Knitting Help
, I finally got it! Any time I have a question about something I read in a pattern or a book, I turn to this site. It has clear videos and instructions that I can understand and easily follow! Thank you, Amy, for this wonderful site.
Anyway. I apologize for this long-winded introduction... but I'm very excited to be here