Bob's love for knitting began 26 years ago when his doctor said he should consider knitting to stave off the arthritis that was starting to take over his hands. So, after a 20-minute instruction on "this is how you cast on stitches, this is how you knit a knit stitch, and this is how you purl a purl stitch", he started his first project; the yellow sweater pictured! Color knitting is Bob's passion. He spends most of his time knitting for others and teaching various color techniques. And he's a really good brioche and cable knitter. Some of his personal projects are pictured.
When a student is intimidated by a project, too much color, too many fibers, too many cables, etc. he reminds them that knitting is very simple! It is one stitch at a time and the pattern/directions tell you what that stitch is, and one row at a time! And, before you know it you have a finished masterpiece!
Since his retirement 4 years ago Bob has been working to downsize his extensive stash by knitting for his great nephews and nieces! Okay, a few for himself and his partner, as well! He also works part-time (remember, he's retired!!!) in a knit store and teaches whenever he gets the opportunity.