This is my tenth A to Z Challenge. My first was in 2013, but I missed 2021. This April I am going through the alphabet using snippets about my family through the generations.

Knitting a scarf 1966.

The only thing I ever knitted was a pale blue very long scarf that I wore for years through Detroit winters. I don’t remember why I started knitting it and why I never had an interest in knitting anything else.

I’m wearing my scarf here in the winter of 1968/1969, between graduation from Wayne State University and my cross country trip. I am the tall one.
#AtoZChallenge 2023 letter K

19 thoughts on “K – KRISTIN KNITTING

  1. Lovely photos both. Thank you for sharing Kristin.

    I knitted a bright yellow jumper for myself when I was in Uni. Loved it then. But haven’t the foggiest where it is now or what happened to it:)

  2. Never knitted, but I tried crocheting. The handcrafting that captured my fancy for many years was counted cross stitch. I have needles, hooks, and tatting bobs from previous generations. How I would love to see the treasures made by the hands of my foremothers. You’ve lost track of your creations, I gave almost all of mine away. Love your pics. Wish I’d have snapped a pic of my works.

  3. I’ve tried to learn how to knit but it always comes out wrong. I can crochet though and I love doing it…if I could just find the time. I love looking at all your older pictures. They are awesome!

    1. Great blue scarf, which went so well with your furry hats and warm coats. I knitted for years, just about anything, and invented stitches that went into afghans…for all three sons, and one for myself. Not good at crochet at all.

  4. Ha, I tried to knit, once, too, but I never even finished the scarf. I just kept messing up, and then I put it down and never picked it up again. It is neat that you have a record of you doing the knitting. And these pictures are great! And of course in this era of smart phones and selfies it is easy to forget how relatively infrequently people used to take pictures, before it was always at our fingertips and super-easy. So, I’m especially impressed that you have a picture of you engaging in this hobby. Who took the photograph?

    1. My uncle Henry Cleage. He and his brother Hugh has Cleage printers and they had a dark room where they developed them. Not just them but friends used it too. Lots of 5×7 black and white photos from those years.

  5. Such a pensive photo of you knitting. Fiber arts are not for everyone, but it’s nice that you at lease gave it a try. I may have learned to crochet from my grandmother around the same time, but it took me 15 more years before I took it up seriously, along with knitting. Something to do when you need to meditate 🙂

    1. I do look pretty relaxed while knitting. Maybe I should take it up again. I can just see myself getting frustrated as I try to remember how.

  6. Such lovely photos of you though you do look very intent/intense when knitting. I used to knit various items for our family but haven’t done any for years…not much need in the tropics.

  7. Adorable photo! I learned how to knit when in the 70s when my mom did, but I didn’t know how to STOP knitting! I do like to crochet, but I don’t do it very often. Crocheting is way more forgiving when you make a mistake!

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