I thought it was tomorrow, but it turns out that TODAY is my Knitiversary! 1 year ago today, I took my first knitting lesson at a local yarn store and learned how to cast on and how to do the knit stitch. (I had to wait a week before I learned to purl.)

I still remember sitting on the couch, ripping out my knitting, so I could go back and do it better. I was an even knitter from the start, because I’m neurotic about things like that. It is a good thing that I did pretty well from the start.

Within a day or so, I cast on for my first scarf. I wonder what it says about me when I admit that I still haven’t taken the time to weave in the ends from that first scarf? Oops. Yeah, the final finishing is not my strong point. I’ve been known to wear socks before I weave the ends in on those too.

My first finished project was the “Pink Power!” scarf, followed by the “Class” scarf that the yarn shop used to teach. From that point on, there was no stopping me!

To celebrate my Knitiversary, I am going to start doing a knitting podcast. Ever since I started listening to them, I’ve been hooked. I’m ready to try to do one myself! I’ll be finally using the domain name that I registered back on February 7, 2005 for show notes and to publish it. (There isn’t anything there yet!) I can’t wait!

It has been a good year, and I’ve met many wonderful fiber friends. Thank you so much to all of you for your kindness, support and encouraging words! A special thanks to Katy (who does not blog), Mac and Donna for being my knitting inspirations. Does that mean I get to send you a bill for all the yarn I have acquired? Or that I have to share some of my stash with each of you?

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

6 replies on “Knitiversary!”

Aw – I’m an inspiration – it’s like a knitting afterschool special! I’m very proud of you and your great knitting accomplishments, and I’d swap stash with you anytime, baby!

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