Emma Beach: Knitting Aficionado

YARN AND  KNITTING PINS -- Emma Beach poses ready to knit with her yarn and pins.

Justin Metcalf

YARN AND KNITTING PINS — Emma Beach poses ready to knit with her yarn and pins.

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer

There is a plethora of talent within the Central High School student body. From musically inclined and artistically gifted students to sports stars and academic experts, talent is abundant. Some talents, like knitting, however, are harder to come across in the halls of Central.

Emma Beach is a Central senior who balances AP and dual enrollment classes along with playing sports like softball and volleyball. To add to this, she has also become a devoted knitting enthusiast.

“I have been knitting for about four or five weeks now. I first got into knitting because I starting crochet. I loved doing that, so it led to learning to knit,” explained Beach.

Beach picked up on the knitting skill fast and has been an avid knitter since she began. As of now, she has successfully knitted over a dozen items. These items include multicolored, patterned accessories like scarves, hats, and headbands.

“The first thing I knitted was a maroon headband. It was really easy. It only took me a day and a half to complete, and I’ve gotten a lot quicker since then,” she stated.

“My favorite things to knit are probably hats because I create them in different colors and designs. I like putting the little pom pom on top of them,” she confessed light-heartedly.

Along with teaching herself, Beach has also taken the time to teach a few of her friends the skill of knitting.

“It was really easy and I enjoyed it a lot. She was a really good teacher. I became interested watching Emma do it, so I decided I would try to learn. I thought it would be difficult, but I’m glad I learned,” explained Skylar Dill, a senior and long-time friend of Beach.

“[Knitting] really came in handy during the holiday season. I knitted everyone gifts and it felt a lot better giving my friends something hand-made rather than something store-bought,” Beach expressed.

“I get so much joy out of kitting and it is really rewarding when I can finish something.  It’s a stress reliever for me,” she admitted.

Beach has started selling her hand-made merchandise. The prices rage from 5 to 10 dollars depending on the item (headbands for $5, hats for $10). Support your local knitting businesswoman so she can further her skill and we can continue to appreciate her unique talent.