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Seven Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Knitting

Katherine DaSilva If I Can't Take My Knitting I'm Not Going

I first picked up a pair of knitting needles more than 20 years ago.  I wanted to learn to knit but didn't have anyone to ask to teach me so I purchased a "Teach Yourself to Knit" kit and some acrylic yarn and set out to teach myself.  My first project was a cabled afghan.  It was this creamy ivory color and I could imagine it laying across the back of my couch. Not long after I started knitting that afghan I met a lady through a friend who was a seasoned knitter.  I was excited to talk to someone about knitting,...

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Where the Mermaids Live

Katherine DaSilva If I Can't Take My Knitting I'm Not Going

Back in January I posted a photo on Instagram of some yarn for a project I was planning to knit.  I tagged the designer of the pattern and thus began a wonderful connection. The yarn was my own Twigs + Twine Yarn Co. line in the colorways Thistle and Granite Falls and the pattern was the Scottish Highlands Shawl by Kay Hopkins. As I cast on and made progress I continued to post photos of my project and tag Kay in them.  We began to chat and she invited me to come to a retreat she was hosting.  How could...

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