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! 

Today's Topic: 
Starting Out

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?  


Jackie said…
Mom taught me to knit and crocheting came via Internet.

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