anyways, there is this one particular woman who took my intro to knitting a while back... and she admittedly told me she didn't like knitting, and was really there only for the social aspect. ha! gotta love that kind of honesty! in the past she had tried knitting before, but had a really bad introduction to it. she's also the kind of person who doesn't really like following a pattern.
guys, she's got a serious creative side. she loves to take things and run with it! well after my class, i'm happy to say that she honestly decided to give knitting another chance, and she has really run with it!
one of the things she wanted to tackle were cowichan sweaters. now that's ambitious!
guess what. she's knit 3 of them! 3! and all in adult sizes.
it's always nice to give encouragement wherever possible. i certainly didn't want her to loose her fire. so when she asked me to help with seaming, and knitting and adding button bands, i was more than happy to oblige.
now she has 2 beautiful cardigans to gift to her family overseas.
there have been a few bumps along the road... learning the importance of gauge, of how to carry the alternating colour strands behind, and more importantly the importance of sticking with the project... and that all of her efforts are so worth it!
granted.. she admitted to be very happy to see these sweaters finished... but she's learned that process knitting is incredibly educational. i'm so proud of her! and that spark is still very much alive in her! i'm so glad she gave knitting another chance! aren't you??
i'd say it's a job very well done! xo i can't wait to see what she knits up next!
what's on your needles today? are you a fan of the cowichan style sweaters? come chat! xo