I am just back to the states , have been living in uk for 11 yrs. Living in Oklahoma now, but my fiances children live near kansas city..... never had any children of my own, but my fiances son has 3 and I will soon be a very happy step-grandmother to them.
I have already knit a few things for them already. Its such fun to knit for little ones!
I've enjoyed reading your stories. I have two sons. No grand kids yet, but God is good. I'm just learning how to crochet and knit. I haven't made anything yet. Trying to crochet a beanie for myself first. Just to see how well I do. Then I'll try to make something for my hubby and sons. I'm open to any suggestions y'all may have.
Hello - Carma - How nice to meet you. What a lovely coverlet that you made your granddaughter. That is quite an ambitious project.
I live in Tulsa,OK and have one child, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Congratulations on your nice family. You are blessed.
I have been knitting since 1963 when we lived in Wichita, KS. I started knitting Barbie clothes and a scarf called a Smoke Ring.
I meet with a group of ladies to knit and crochet items once a week. They are donated to schools and various organizations. The group is a part of Retired Senior Volunteers Program. I do not work outside the home but enjoy other needlework, scrapbooking, writing my life story and church activities.
Knitting is a wonderful hobby. I have recently been knitting caps for grandkids and great-grandchild. They were well received. The pattern is called Merino Beanie.
It's very nice to share our knitting stories with others. Thank you and hoping to hear from you again. Virginia Cameron
I live in the Wichita, KS area and have knitted for about 30 years. I have 8 Grandhcildren, and 1 Great-Grandchild. Such fun. I still work full-time teaching College Math and Microeconomics at a local Technical College. I don't have as much time as I would like to knit, but I do enjoy what time I have. I knit for all my family members. My sister who lives in the Denver, CO area knits helmet liners for our Military troops. I don't know how she got started, but I can get the information for anyone who wants it. I have knitted for about 30 years, and did crochet too but prefer knitting. I occasionally still crochet if I want the item bad enough. I have Arthritis in my hands and this hinders the crocheting some, but so far I don't have as much trouble with it when I knit. I feel like it is good for my hands to keep using them. Oh well. Enough about me. I would like to hear something about you.
Nice to meet you, Carma. I see you're expecting your 9th grandchild. My 6th was just born this morning :-)
I've only been knitting for about 2 years, but I love it. I'm not able to knit as much as I'd like, because I work a full-time job and a part-time job, but I do it as much as I can.
Have you found an organization to give your knitted items to? I don't know what you're knitting, but I see that you're from the Kansas City area. I wonder if Children's Mercy might be able to use some preemie caps.
Good, I too am a grandmother. Just didn't want to be writing to some young thing. Do you know much about craft shows and what sells at them? I've been told by a friend that sells jewelry at them that dog coats would be a good item. She suggested that I make a few different ones and "stock up" during the winter so that I'd have them for next years craft shows. I'm in the greater St. Louis region.
Just joined in hopes of getting to know a few other knitters. I taught myself how to knit a few years ago, when I had to give up crocheting because of my wrist. Now I knit on a daily basis and love it. Goal is to find some organization that would be willing to take what I knit knowing someone will really use it.