I started learning how to knit and crochet on September 13, 2013 at Blind Service Association.
I really enjoy it very much. I heard about it through one of the instructors at the Guild for the Blind and another lady. I was always interested in learning the craft because my mom and great aunts also knit and crochet.
Ever since I was a child, I had an interest in making things with crayons, markers and paint while pasting things together with glue. And all of those projects became presents for people. As I got older I developed an interest in latch-hook rugs and needle pointing with plastic canvas. I made 50 jewelry boxes with the plastic canvas, plus trinket boxes and Kleenex box holders. They were great Christmas, Birthday and Wedding Gifts!
A couple of years ago I made the decision to try my hand at knitting and crocheting because I thought it was neat and I could make special gifts for those I care about. I'd talked to a couple of people about where I could find groups that not only taught knitting, but with classes that were also designed for the visually impaired. This is when the instructor at the Guild suggested the group at Blind Service Association.
I am glad I did and I continue to come to class every Friday! I have made granny-square blankets and I have even used one of the blankets as a present for a wedding that was held in Ireland. I am currently working on one for my cousin’s wedding! I feel that the knitting group is great fun and I enjoy doing it. I am also learning how to make scarves for my boyfriend, Robert Kinnison for Christmas. I hope to be able to come to the knitting group for many years to come!