You all know I love to knit, and ultimately we knit to create. I learned to knit probably 4 or 5 years ago at this point..but in 2012 is when GGmadeit was born, it’s when I began knitting to save my life, it’s when I began knitting to avoid my fears, its when knitting became my therapy.

I woke up to a post on Instagram that rocked me to tears. Because it is Thursday we must THROWBACK in the form of pictures, so a friend posted a pic in one of my first sold pieces. She went on to “tell a story” and that story should be titled “Why I Knit..by Gaye Glasspie”

She said “I have a story to tell about this scarf/hat thing. Lol. The person who made this is so special to me. She started knitting at a time when everything was going wrong. She could have given up but we encouraged her her to pursue her gifts, talents and passions. She lost a lot during that period, but she has gained so much since then. She is a true testament to the power of faith, prayer and perseverance. This was my first piece from ggmadeit and I rock it proudly every winter….”

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I am truly blessed to have some wonderful people in my life. Melanie, I love you girl!! You helped me decide on colors, patterns and even gave me my baby Yarnae IMG_5413 yes my mannequin has a name! lol! She made me laugh when I wanted to cry and prayed when I COULDN’T stop crying. I love this chic and this is one of the many reasons why.

I can’t explain how knitting has and continues to keep me from falling apart. When I tell you EVERYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG DID! Woo wee, just thinking about it makes my eyes leak. I thank God for my yarn, as it is definitely the string that holds me together.

When life presents a challenge..KNIT

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