Satisfaction in knitting

By: Annie Blakeley - Contributing Columnist

During this past year, I decided to take up knitting after I was prompted by a friend who crochets. I was very surprised by how well their project turned out and wanted to do something for them in return.

Thanks to this, I have since made many things and am also continually surprised by the way they turn out. The finished projects each turn out looking nicer then I’d thought I could ever make.

It’s a very strong feeling of accomplishment after a project is completed. However, my favorite part of making my project is to develop a way to make it. Considering the fact that I am not yet very skilled, it is very interesting to make things that normally it may seem would be impossible for me.

Learning how to knit has been one of the most rewarding experiences as well as one of the most giving tasks. Which is partially the reason why I am so excited for the holidays.

I’m looking forward to giving my friends and families the presents I designed and made for them. Though working on these presents probably gave me more joy then they will have for receiving them.

In fact, I plan to give a present this weekend.

Annie Blakeley is a student at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing Columnist