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Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog about knitting!

I'd like to start off by saying I am by no means a pro at knitting. In fact, I still have tons to learn. I've been an on and off knitter for about 10 years now, but I have finally started to become more adventerous with my knitting. For many years, I knitted very simple things that were exclusively square or rectangular in shape. In fact, sometimes I knitted little rectangles, and then decided what they were when I was done. I remember knitting a little rectangle one time and giving it to my mom. When she asked (kindly) what it was supposed to be, off of the top of my head I declared it was a potholder (I was heavily influenced when I made this decision as we were in the kitchen, and my mom was trying to cook dinner). It was just a rectangle though.

I think this rectangle/potholder was my first insight into creativity. For most of my life, I have considered myself to be extremely uncreative. I characterized creativity in respect to an ability to draw or paint, and I have always been terrible at both of those. When I think about that potholder many years later, I realize that was one of the first times I can remember being creative in my life. I took a simple rectangle and turned it into something special. As an adult, I now realize that I am just as creative as people who draw and paint (although I will always be jealous of them). Instead of expressing my creativity through things like drawing and painting, I express my creativity through knitting. 

As I said, I've recently become more adventerous in my knitting. A few years ago I attempted to branch out from my creative squares and rectangles and attempted knitting in the round. This project ended up turning out okay, but I had to restart it several times before I got the hang of it. For whatever reason, this soured me in expanding my knitting skills. Over the last few months, however, I have finally gained enough confidence in my knitting to try new things like double-pointed needles (which are actually pretty easy). Since then, I've started working on fun little projects.

This blog is mostly a way for me to chronicle the projects I work on. I decided to do a blog and an instagram (@knitting_with_sara) so I can share my projects with the world if it's interested. I hope if people happen across this blog, it brightens their day like knitting brightens mine.

I hope you all enjoy my projects and expression of creativity! 

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