Knitting has been part of my life since I was a teenager. My mother taught me to knit. My first knitted project was very difficult, but I learned a lot of knitting skills. Over time knitting has become my passion.

First Knitting Project

The first 20 years of my life was lived in St. Louis, Missouri (That is why I am a St. Louis Cardinal Fan!!). After Bill and I were married, our first home was serving with a rural church.

My knitting went with me in the rural church, and I taught teenage girls how to knit. One of the girls caught the knitting passion and I’m certain she is still knitting today, even though I don’t remember her name. Each place we lived I have taught others how to knit.

With each new baby in our home I would knit hats, blankets and sweaters. Also, I always had a shower gift ready for family and friends as a result of my knitting. My knitting needles were always busy!!

Now you ask: “Why did I name my blog and my ETSY website, Nellie’s Knit Shoppe?” My mother’s name was Nellie Lee and she taught me so much about knitting and life. Knitting is a lot like life. There are many do-overs, times to rip, start again, and finally to experience the finished project. February 1st would have been my mother’s birthday. And she would have been 100 years old.

Thank you mom for teaching me so much. I am forever grateful for the gift you gave me.

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  1. Matt c. says:

    Loving our Grandma’s knee highs!!!

  2. That’s the thing I laughed about, also.

  3. Kerry says:

    I hope you can teach me someday!

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