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  • My “aha” moments seem to always be gifts for my husband or kids. My first fair-isle project was a Star Wars hat for the husband. My first steeked cardigan was for my 3 month old son. I made a huge, Star Wars themed double-knit scarf for the husband last winter, and the instructions made ZERO sense until I actually did them. Intarsia, when I made my daughter’s Weasley sweater last year.

    It seems I lack the ‘aha’ motivation for myself.

  • ❤️❤️ we all share so many similar a-has ! i imagine us all rinsing out a garment to be blocked, simultaneously.
    My moment this year: coming to my own realization that I can knit *what i want *when and *for whom i want. no explanation or excuse required.

  • My ‘aha’ moment this year came when a first sweater over which I struggled and swore turned into a garment that I wear and love. Magic.

  • I identified with all of the statements in the post, especially the heel turn and blocking lace. Another one is being able to fix a mistake. Such a feeling of satisfaction!

  • I work in a local yarn shop as a knitting teacher. My “Aha” moments are when I am teaching a knitter a new skill (or teaching a beginner to knit), and suddenly I can see that they “get” it! I love to be able to share this passion with others.
    Also, turning the heel of a sock. Never fails to astound me, and I wonder who, way back when, figured out how to make that happen.

  • Changing a pattern slightly to make it better for me.

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