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mug(photo of my cat TB and I)

I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism. I love crafts, and knitting has quickly become my favorite, but it is just a hobby. I hope to be a music journalist when I graduate, writing for a magazine or website that covers bands, their tours, concerts, and albums.

Tools of the trade

Before I get started, I want to give a disclaimer, do not get overwhelmed with this list. I am going to include all of the essentials for knitting. BUT I suggest if it is your first time knitting, buy some practice yarn, and size 8 needles (their average and good for beginners). You can't know if you are going to love or hate it. There is no reason to invest money in a hobby you will not enjoy. I recently taught my friend Elle to knit, after two days, she realized the strain on her neck from looking down and her arms from holding them upright for too long was too much. $30 on brand new materials down the drain.

Necessities

Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers

Tapestry NeedleTapestry Needle

Gauge

Needle Gauge

Circle NeedlesCircle Needles

Needle CardNeedle Card