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When ever I hear knitters described as little old grandmas, I resent it. Ok I am Grandma Kat now. I started knitting almost fifty years ago when I was ten. We were always handycrafters in our home. When my oldest sister came home from her first year in college,she wanted to learn to knit like she had seen others do in their spare time. As my mother taught her, I watched and learned in my own way. I finished my fisrt sweater when I was twelve,making up the pattern as I went. I still sort of knit that way. After many years of knitting,I took a class in spinning at Greenfield Villege and got hooked on that. So I started to spin my own yarn to knit sweaters and cross-country ski socks. Eventuality the quest for fiber to spin lead to my first raw fleece and the joy of washing, carding, dying and spinning my own yarn. So now I enjoy creating many rich varing colors to share with others who enjoy working with…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 10
  • Joined December 10, 2008

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wool, wood

About

When ever I hear knitters described as little old grandmas, I resent it. Ok I am Grandma Kat now. I started knitting almost fifty years ago when I was ten. We were always handycrafters in our home. When my oldest sister came home from her first year in college,she wanted to learn to knit like she had seen others do in their spare time. As my mother taught her, I watched and learned in my own way. I finished my fisrt sweater when I was twelve,making up the pattern as I went. I still sort of knit that way. After many years of knitting,I took a class in spinning at Greenfield Villege and got hooked on that. So I started to spin my own yarn to knit sweaters and cross-country ski socks. Eventuality the quest for fiber to spin lead to my first raw fleece and the joy of washing, carding, dying and spinning my own yarn. So now I enjoy creating many rich varing colors to share with others who enjoy working with wools. Spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, or whatever calls to you. Still spinning my wheels, Kathy

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