I'm a Triple!
Saturday, I've agreed to be a volunteer at the TNNA (National Needlework Assn?) booth at the Conference of Women Effected by Breast Cancer. What will I be doing? I get to teach willing non-stitchers to knit, crochet, or cross-stitch (I know all three). So cool! I have rarely had to opportunity to teach any of these things, and it will be nice if I can turn on at least one person to any of these three crafts.
I learned to cross-stitch when I was 15, (almost 30 years ago) from my then-friend, Sarah, who just wanted me to do the same activities she was doing (she taught me how to smoke cigarettes, too, but I quickly abandoned that). To her surprise, I took off with cross-stitching, working up to an impressionist painting several years down the road. I still do it occasionally, although I really prefer knitting these days. BTW, I married Sarah's boyfriend.
I learned to crochet almost 6 years ago for something to do with my hands and ended up getting quite obsessed with it. I made lots of afghans and small items, including baby sweaters when I was pregnant with Amelia. I resisted learning to knit, even though my friends Nell and Claire were nagging me to. I insisted I was happy being a crocheter. Well, until I happened into the knitting tent at the Knit Out and Crochet Too of 2004 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Now, I am "bi," as I told Nell and Claire. I love knitting the most of all, and my Flickr photos show it. Glad I get to share the wealth on Saturday. It will feel good to do some good with my crafts.