Monday, February 2, 2015

The First One

Hi there,
For years and years, I wanted to learn to knit, but could not find anyone to teach me.  I fondly remember my German grandma knitting and crocheting while I was a little girl growing up in Wyoming.  She made lots of house slippers with the pompoms on the toes for everyone in the family.  

About ten years ago my daughter came home from soccer practice with some yarn and needles and said "Meghan taught me how to knit."  We sat on the couch, and she showed me how to knit, purl, and cast-on.  Meghan's "Stitch 'n Bitch" big sister has no idea the gift she has given me three-degrees separated.  

Around that same time I read the first book of the series by Debbie Macomber, The Shop on Blossom Street, where I discovered the free pattern included with the story, Baby Blocks.  It would be my very first project.  I had never used circulars or read a pattern.  I shopped at Michael's for yarn, probably acrylic, and was nervous about spending over $3 per skein (haha!)  I can still remember how thrilled I was to get started, and there were many many frogs, tears, and restarts.

The day I brought home the yarn!
February 2006

The finished blanket for our niece's baby girl Emalee (now in 3rd grade).
March 2007

Wow, have I learned a lot since then!

xoxo Tammy 


  1. Welcome to the blogging. You will find yourself looking at things differently and see ideas for posts all around you. Have fun.

  2. Great start to your new blog - love hearing about your projects and blogging!!! Can't wait to read more!!


  3. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!
    I love seeing the photos of you when you first began to knit.
    I taught myself to knit almost five years ago [this May] and it is the best thing I ever did!
    Enjoy a great weekend.

  4. I'm thrilled you are in blogland, may you have many happy blogposts ahead of you. You can do anything and learn anything you wish, I'm self taught all those years ago :)

  5. An exciting time starting a blog!!!! Congratulations and I look forward to seeing your adventures and following your knitting progress!

  6. Congrats on your new blog, Tammy! I am looking forward to following along with you here and seeing your wonderful knitting projects! I am in the middle of a Baby Surprise Jacket for a friend and really need to kick it into gear and finish it up!

  7. Kudos to you Tammy on your blog. It will be great fun to catch glimpses of what you share with the world. So sweet that your daughter taught YOU the beginning of your creative knitting world.
    And an "aaa haa" moment for me on how to Comment as....xo


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