|First hand knit soaker made by me in 2010.|
In college, I picked up knitting again. My first year of nursing school, I even knit a few scarves as Christmas gifts, but thought, "Knitting is boring." Looking back, I realize I was bored with knitting the garter stitch all the time. I did not seek to expand my skills.
July 2010, I stopped working full time as a nurse. We planned on using cloth diapers on our daughter. I had prefolds and a few covers, but wanted to give wool covers a try. One of my best friends told me about the Curly Purly soaker pattern and said how easy it was. It was NOT easy for me. You're talking to a girl who had been knitting on straight needles her entire life. Now, I was expected to knit in a round. I had to restart the pattern at least FIVE times because I kept twisting my stitches. I also had to look up how to purl. I was so thankful for the videos on KnittingHelp.com; they were a knitting life saver.
I saved that soaker and every time I see it, I laugh. I obviously reversed the direction in which I was supposed to knit, but I hold on to it to remind me to keep persevering-to try, try again.
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