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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!

One day my sister and I were at a Michaels’ store browsing; we decided to check out the knitting aisle. We were standing there feeling overwhelmed by how many hooks, needles, and various yarns with different textures and colors were available. We were discussing how much we both like to learn how to knit or crochet one day. But felt a bit timid by it. I’d had mention my sister-in-law has been knitting and crocheting for the past couple of years and so happens she was coming into town soon. She was generous enough to offer to teach me.  A second trip to Michaels’ to buy my first hook and yarn and a single crochet and purl later I’d learn how to crochet and knit. Three years later I haven’t let go of a needle or hook  ♥

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