My maternal grandmother, taught me to knit when I was 9 years old. She taught me how to knit and purl and encouraged me to knit blocks each using a different stitch pattern. The intention was to eventually sew them together and make an afghan. I made the blocks by the dozens but we never seemed to sew them together, I did however, gain many skills by knitting those blocks. Now I am able to knit an afghan, a complicated lace shawl, a Fair Isle cardigan sweater with many patterns and color changes…
I enjoy knitting so much that I want to help others to learn to knit also. I feel it is important to pass down the skills that I have learned to other, and I have been teaching people to knit for over 12 years. I design nearly all of my own projects and have worked as a knit designer with publishers and yarn companies. As a knit designer, I design and develop knitting projects for items like sweaters, afghans, handbags, etc. under my name, Posey Salem. Then I write the instructions for the patterns and knit the sample that is photographed and used in the publication. It is a lot of hard work but it is kind of fun to have copies of those magazines and books and to look inside and actually see all the hard work in print. I have designs and projects that have been published in a number of issues of Creative Knitting Magazine using yarn from companies like: Plymouth Yarn, Taki Stacy Charles, and more.
Knitting is a very portable craft that I can take anywhere I go. I have knitted while standing in line, waiting for an appointment or a table at a restaurant, in my car, at the library, at the beach, while camping, at the airport and on the plane, the list could go on and on. I joke around and say that I will probably knit my way through the tribulation, that is, if Abba allows.
Our website has more information about knitting and sewing as well. Look here for our Knitting and Sewing articles.We will be adding additional information about knitting and sewing as we are able. From time to time I will be offering free knitting patterns, please watch for those.
I am a member of Ravelry and you can find me and photo’s of my personal designs at
What is Ravelry? I’ll let them explain it to you.
“Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums.”
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