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How I Became a “Real Knitter” featured on Sheep to Shawl

I’m so excited that I have a guest post featured on the amazing Donna Druchunas’ Sheep to Shawl blog.

Donna is a legit-as-hell knitter, designer, and teacher! (That’s obviously a technical knitting term.) She has eleven knitting books published, including a sock book I really need to pick up. (I need all the sock knitting help I can get.) She even has a section of her blog devoted to Subversive Knitting. How cool is that?

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Basic Knitting Supplies: What To Buy

I was recently on vacation in New York City, and my fabulous best friend, Demi, was wondering the city with me. She was kind enough to drop into a local yarn store with me and one thing led to another…suddenly she had needles and yarn in her hands. I was talking her through her first knit stitches, and she looked at me, eyes wide, and said these magical words- “I can see how this would be really addictive.” She said the next time we spend some time together she would like some more knitting lessons. She also asked that I recommend for her some beginners tools. To start, all you really need are needles and yarn.

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