Suzette Gray , my guest blogger for April
For each guest blogger, I ask just one question.
“What is on your mind?”
My guests are free to write about whatever they want to say.
Thank you, Suzette, for sharing your thoughts and gifts.
KNITTING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
Knitting to me is the best therapy there is, much better and more enjoyable than going to a therapist. Take some sticks, string and a whole lot of love and you get a masterpiece. Love in every stitch is a good way to describe how I knit.
I started knitting well over fifty years ago. I also crochet, do counted cross stitch and a lot of other crafts but my go to craft to keep me on track, is the knitting. My Nana taught me the basics and over the years I picked up a few different techniques.
I have a wonderful group of crafters on Facebook and also a knitting page. It is a wonderful thing when someone likes or makes a comment about something I have posted.
When my boys were growing up I went away from the knitting, because crocheting was faster. Just over 4 years ago I met someone online who made me realize that knitting is what I should be doing. Knitting has been my salvation so many times over the past 4 years and I was so glad that it was. I knit for myself but there are times when I knit something special for those special friends.
A friend told me once that knitting is art and I truly believe that. I also believe that knitting is good for the soul. Without my knitting I would feel lost so I will do it until it is impossible to do it anymore.
I have put some pictures here of items that I love. The long wrap was designed for me by someone very special and the black and white shawl is a free pattern using a new design which I think is fantastic. The blue one done in the same pattern is my way of saying thank you to that someone very special who is always there for me.
My name is Suzette Gray. I am a 68 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 who started crocheting and knitting when I was probably about 6 or 7.
I used to love watching my Nana create fiber art pieces with string as she called it. She also used to knit and she made hats which she learned how to do before she was 18 years old in England. I miss her and wish she could see what I am doing now. I owe a lot to her and I also owe a so much to a special friend who encourages and inspires me every day.