Knitting is usually misinterpret as if your grandmother knitting you a funky sweater for Christmas. But in today’s society a lot of people have taken interested in knitting and crocheting. They varied from different age groups. I’m a part of a knitting group ‘El Stitch y Bitch‘ we are primarily in our 20′s to 30′s. I was happy to learn that they even existed! Joining a group who carried the same interest as me. After a couple of group meetings I was eager to bring a friend/relative with but usually when I invite or mention to other’s about my hobby they often like to tease and say wow ‘we are getting old’. I often just gave a funny look. But in reality were not, it has just become more broaden and became another creative outlet for some of us.
Take the after school matters ‘Tejer y Poder‘ class that offers high school students to knit/crochet. I’m sure after taking this class students were amazed to have actually made something with their own two hands. I remember my grandmother would knit placements. Each time I visit my father’s place I would find one on his couch or table. They were all handmade by her. I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to have learned from her grandmother. I only knew her vaguely. I do regret not learning from her or hearing her stories on how she had learned herself. But I was lucky enough to been taught by my sister-in-law. She had knitted a couple of scarves for my daughter and even a blanket. I then knew I wanted to pick up the skill myself. For I can make something for my daughter and later teach her how to knit/crochet.
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I have seen all over the internet world how knitting/crocheting is more than just knitting a hat or scarf. Other knitters/crochets have used their skilled to yarn bomb/protest/ or even make something for the needy. Which I often find inspiring, why not use your skill to make a difference? make a statement?! In that note read up on these awesome knitters who did just that!