Knit & Crochet Blog Week: Day 1
Today's post starts the week long Knit & Crochet Blog Week challenge, thought up and organized by Eskimimi Knits. Join me all week as I attempt to complete each day's post goals!
How and when did you begin knitting/crocheting? Was it a skill passed down through generations of your family, or something you learned from Knitting For Dummies? What or who made you pick up the needles/hook for the first time? Was it the celebrity knitting ‘trend’ or your great aunt Hilda?
I started knitting out of pure dumb luck. A couple years ago (Spring/Summer of 2007) I found out a fellow co-worker had picked up knitting. As a bunch of scientists, I had to pick on her and poke fun at her new hobby because what female in science would knit?! I told the girls in the lab next door - only to find out one was also a knit-a-holic! And the other had been given knitting lessons as a Holiday gift. I found all of this odd -- because, well it's knitting. And who the hell knits?! Especially neuroscientists?!?
And then I tried it.
And that's all I can say. MM and MH you can now pick on me for picking on you. :)
And how did I actually learn? Well I couldn't go to these ladies, because that would show how lame I was for picking up knitting. So I did what any other Gen-X'er would do. I looked up on YouTube and the Internez. Yep. I learned how to knit from YouTube, the internet and from DVR'ing Knitty Gritty. Come to think of it, even now, if I have issues with a technique or stitch I use Google or YouTube. Can you tell I'm an informatician in training?! :)
So that's my story. How did you learn?