Hello fellow knitters!
My name is Tracey LeBlanc, and I just graduated from Clemson University in May. I am interning with Kristen this summer and am also learning how to knit. While going through the scarves to send to Veterans and realizing what a great project Knit Your Bit is, I thought it would be great to be able to knit and help out with the program even more. I was beyond excited when just a few days later Lauren said that I had the opportunity to learn to knit! I started to learn the basics like tying on and the garter stitch, and although there have been some dropped stitches here and there, I think I’m starting to get the hang of it. Even though I still need to pick up a stitch here and there, my scarf seems to be coming along. I am almost halfway through my scarf using the Year 1 pattern, and any time a problem arises, Lauren seems to be there to fix my mistakes.
As I learn more and more about knitting, I continue to learn about and see how big the world of knitting really is. I had one of my biggest discoveries here at the WWII Museum at World Wide Knit in Public Day. All the ladies knitting were talking about this website called Ravelry, which I had never heard of before. I decided to ask what this site was so that I could learn about their obsession . After the group of ladies recovered from their initial shock that I did not know about this site—they forgave me only because I am still new at knitting—they described Ravelry as a facebook for knitters except so much better. Being an avid facebook user all through college I realized I needed to check out Ravelry and see what it was all about. Once I checked out the website I was hooked. There is more stuff on that website than I could have ever imagined!There are places to put up your current projects, list what yarn you are using, and all other aspects of your knitting projects. It is such a great way for knitters to communicate with each other and learn more about the knitting community. If you are not yet a member of Ravelry I would definitely recommend joining today!
Until next post happy knitting!