Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3KCBWDAY3 - My Knitting Hero

I am taking part of Eskimimi Makes 3rd annual knitting and crochet blog week

Topic of the day: 3KCBWDAY3 -  My Knitting Hero!

Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it's really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and you have knitted some of their designs, don't forget to show them off. Remember to get permission from the owner if you wish to use another person's pictures.

For this topic I have several heroes. The first one will be my mom. She was the one who taught me how the importance of being creative and not taking life so serious. She first taught me how to Crochet at the age of 7. She was a wiz with those crochet hooks. On the fly she would sit and crochet up whatever design popped into her head. As a child my clothes always consisted of something that was sewn or crocheted by her. She made beautiful things, she is long gone but I continue to be creative as a way to keep her here with me. It is my connection to her.

My other heroes are my knitting buddies! We have had so much fun knitting and hanging out. Not being from the Washington, DC area it has been difficult for me to make new friends that share my interests. But meeting them has been a great thing and I love our hangouts. Even though a lot of the times our "Knitting time" consists of talking, eating and drinking, more then actually knitting.

Knitting at a Mexican Restaurant
There was more eating, drinking and talking on this night then knitting
I think this was the only night we were productive on the knitting front
Until next time, Happy Knitting!

~ Knitting Chica


  1. It's so neat that your mom is your knitting hero:) Looks like you have a wonderful time with your knitting buddies too:) Cheers!

    1. Yeah, we have way too much fun. Those girls keep me sane. :)

  2. That's awesome, wine and yarn should always go together (even if you don't get much of the knitting done either). I love how most people have picked a hero related to them that taught them their skill initially :)