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I was just six when I learned to knit late one Saturday morning. My mother left me in the care of the head saleswoman of the yarn department of our town's only department store for free lessons and while I struggled with the basic knit stitch, she happily knitted and purled an afghan. I still have those size 10 white bakelite needles! The following year I joined the local 4-H group dedicated to knitting and chronicled our attempts to master the higher skills for the town's newspaper. It seems like ages ago, now.

A few years later, I learned clothing construction when our neighbor, who worked as the in-house seamstress at the exclusive women's clothing store, gave me two grocery bags of fabric scraps. My Barbie acquired most of her wardrobe out of that precious stash!

Still, it wasn't until I took the Beginner's class at…

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  • Born on August 25
  • Joined December 14, 2010

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I was just six when I learned to knit late one Saturday morning. My mother left me in the care of the head saleswoman of the yarn department of our town's only department store for free lessons and while I struggled with the basic knit stitch, she happily knitted and purled an afghan. I still have those size 10 white bakelite needles! The following year I joined the local 4-H group dedicated to knitting and chronicled our attempts to master the higher skills for the town's newspaper. It seems like ages ago, now.

A few years later, I learned clothing construction when our neighbor, who worked as the in-house seamstress at the exclusive women's clothing store, gave me two grocery bags of fabric scraps. My Barbie acquired most of her wardrobe out of that precious stash!

Still, it wasn't until I took the Beginner's class at the downtown Singer Sewing Center that my mother finally let me touch her now-classic, big metal Singer and I graduated to peasant blouses, prom dresses, bridesmaids' gowns, wedding dresses and baby clothes.

Working in a fabric store with its own yarn department taught me about quality and finding just the right fabric or yarn for the project.

Lots of years have passed since then and things have come full circle.

Enjoy!
Cecilia for Angharadgruffyd

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