Knitting at 9 with a number 2
I was 6 or 7 years old when my mom taught me to knit. One lonely day, about the time the 5th sibling arrived, yes, by age 9 I was the oldest of 6 siblings, I craved that knitting motion. What to do, what to do? Aha….there’s a pencil….look, another pencil….to my young knit-crazed mind, I saw two pointy sticks! Scrounging around, I found some fiber, a form of plastic masquerading as wool, and the knitting began – on two #2 pencils. Alas, I didn’t knit more than a few rows, for my fingers and the yarn were soon covered in lead.
That began my knitting career!
Luckily I now have a plethora of needles to choose from that don’t poison me with lead and I knit with natural fibers to my heart’s content!
You can find me as Lulugal on Ravelry