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. Knitting has been part of my life since I was a teenager.
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. Many girls caught the knitting passion and I’m certain they are still knitting today. 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.