One of my colleagues at work is a knitter. She’s a very lovely lady who has been a knitter since she was about 6 years old.
We’ve talked about knitting a little bit (not too much, there’s work to do). She told me she doesn’t knit a lot as her children don’t want knits for the grandkids. However, she recently let on she has been knitting them hats. So I thought I’d share the joy and showed her my socks in progress. She hadn’t knit socks before. She liked the look of them, and remarked how thin they were, as she squished them appreciatively.
That day, she bought her first skein of sock yarn…
Today, in that breathless voice we all recognise with a knowing smile, she told me she’d spent the weekend glued to her needles, she was having so much fun with the socks.
She spied my Wholehearted sitting on the chair. “Did you knit that? Oh gosh, that looks complicated!” I told her it wasn’t that hard. She’d like to knit one now.
I also showed her the cute kid mittens I’ve got on the needles, and mentioned how they can be knitted from the leftovers of sock yarn… you could see the wheels turning. I said I’d give her the pattern (it’s my own – a variation of the Adorable Kids Fingerless Gloves). She said, “Yes please!”
I haven’t showed her Ravelry yet.
How long do you reckon before she becomes a Knitter?
Giggle. It’s such fun to share the joy of new options and techniques to those who haven’t been aware of what’s out there until now!