Friday, February 10, 2012

The Love of Knitting

{a re-post from the archives of my excitement over attending my first knitting festival last year! I am heading there again this weekend with my lovely friend Teresa and am just as excited, if not more than, I was last year!!}

Handmade items mean the world to me. When someone gifts me something that I know they put time and love into, making it themselves, I cherish it forever. I personally believe that nothing says you care about or love a person more than making them something. Anyone can go to the store and buy something. But, putting the time and effort into creating something...wow!

I was always curious about learning to knit. Seeing someone sit and use their hands to weave together beautiful pieces always put me in awe and inspired me.


I did research about yarn, needles, and techniques. Like any new trade, it is a learning process from beginning to end. I wanted to learn everything I could about knitting.  I was soaking it all up and enjoying every second of it. My research and hard work finally paid off and I eventually learned and became a knitter!

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My love continued to grow the more I leanerd. I looked for local yarn shops so I could see and touch the different fibers and textures. Talk about a knitters dream. Walking into a shop dedicated strictly to selling yarn. *swoon* I could literally spend hours just looking and dreaming about what each strand could become. All the colors becoming beautifully intertwined. Talking to the sales ladies about projects and soaking in some of their years of wisdom. {little independent yarn shops are great for that!} And I have yet to meet a knitter who doesn't love to talk about knitting-who doesn't share that same passion and love for the craft.

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Sounds great, right? A little, cozy, yarn shop. Nothing could be better.

But, it does get better. Take that little shop full of yarn and triple it's size. What do you end up with?

A festival!

Not just a store dedicated to the love of knitting, but a whole festival! There will be yarn and needles. Patterns and people providing inspiration and wisdom. Did I mention there would be yarn? All kinds of yarn, from one square foot to the other! *insert angelic harmony*

That is where you will find me this weekend. My lovely friend Teresa and I are spending the day being inspired. Dreaming and creating in our minds what we see and touch with our hands.


She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. ~ Proverbs 31:13 {the message}

Stay tuned for a lovely little post that I am sure is to come from this day...

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"I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love." ~ Colossians 2:2

4 comments:

  1. Ooh...have fun :) I too love to knit and visit my local yarn store! My awesoe mother-in-law spins her own, so she is a wonderful source of info! Can't wait to see what inspires you!

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  2. A festival sounds really fun! I am not a knitter, but last summer I taught myself how to crochet. I really love it! It is a great stress-reliever and something worthwhile to do in the evenings when I'm watching tv. And I love how, compared to other crafts I've been involved in, I can make some really useful stuff by crocheting.

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  3. That sounds like a blast! I knitted back in high school, but totally forgot. I should freshen up on that skill because it does come in handy!

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  4. It sounds wonderful! I've been knitting for 5 years now and haven't yet been to a festival. It looks like you had a great time!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Love of Knitting

{a re-post from the archives of my excitement over attending my first knitting festival last year! I am heading there again this weekend with my lovely friend Teresa and am just as excited, if not more than, I was last year!!}

Handmade items mean the world to me. When someone gifts me something that I know they put time and love into, making it themselves, I cherish it forever. I personally believe that nothing says you care about or love a person more than making them something. Anyone can go to the store and buy something. But, putting the time and effort into creating something...wow!

I was always curious about learning to knit. Seeing someone sit and use their hands to weave together beautiful pieces always put me in awe and inspired me.


I did research about yarn, needles, and techniques. Like any new trade, it is a learning process from beginning to end. I wanted to learn everything I could about knitting.  I was soaking it all up and enjoying every second of it. My research and hard work finally paid off and I eventually learned and became a knitter!

Photobucket


My love continued to grow the more I leanerd. I looked for local yarn shops so I could see and touch the different fibers and textures. Talk about a knitters dream. Walking into a shop dedicated strictly to selling yarn. *swoon* I could literally spend hours just looking and dreaming about what each strand could become. All the colors becoming beautifully intertwined. Talking to the sales ladies about projects and soaking in some of their years of wisdom. {little independent yarn shops are great for that!} And I have yet to meet a knitter who doesn't love to talk about knitting-who doesn't share that same passion and love for the craft.

Photobucket

Sounds great, right? A little, cozy, yarn shop. Nothing could be better.

But, it does get better. Take that little shop full of yarn and triple it's size. What do you end up with?

A festival!

Not just a store dedicated to the love of knitting, but a whole festival! There will be yarn and needles. Patterns and people providing inspiration and wisdom. Did I mention there would be yarn? All kinds of yarn, from one square foot to the other! *insert angelic harmony*

That is where you will find me this weekend. My lovely friend Teresa and I are spending the day being inspired. Dreaming and creating in our minds what we see and touch with our hands.


She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. ~ Proverbs 31:13 {the message}

Stay tuned for a lovely little post that I am sure is to come from this day...

Photobucket
"I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love." ~ Colossians 2:2

4 comments:

  1. Ooh...have fun :) I too love to knit and visit my local yarn store! My awesoe mother-in-law spins her own, so she is a wonderful source of info! Can't wait to see what inspires you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. A festival sounds really fun! I am not a knitter, but last summer I taught myself how to crochet. I really love it! It is a great stress-reliever and something worthwhile to do in the evenings when I'm watching tv. And I love how, compared to other crafts I've been involved in, I can make some really useful stuff by crocheting.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That sounds like a blast! I knitted back in high school, but totally forgot. I should freshen up on that skill because it does come in handy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It sounds wonderful! I've been knitting for 5 years now and haven't yet been to a festival. It looks like you had a great time!

    ReplyDelete

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