I learnt to knit at a young age, taught by my big sister. I still have the old wooden needles she taught me on. She is still trying to teach me to knit – as she does – 30 years on! I took a long break from knitting in my twenties and rediscovered it about 18 months ago. I love to knit and my head is filled with thoughts of things I would like to knit. My skills have really improved but I still have so much to learn. I have been helped tremendously by two fabulous websites firstly the lovely Phoenix knitters and the Emerald city for all knitters – Ravelry. The worldwide community of knitters is quite amazing. Knitters are inherently generous people because so many will come to your aid if you are in difficulty.
I love to knit garments, but my tension is still a bit off and I have frogged quite a few things I have made. I get instant gratification knitting small things. I particulary like making flowers as this satisfies my love of sewing as well as knitting. I also like making scarves and am a sucker for a bargain skein or two of yarn as there are so many wonderful scarf patterns out there. The thought of buying a scarf now is really strange!
Currently on my needles is a Chevron skirt pattern from Knit Simple magazine.
and a Palindrome scarf – a really easy knit. I am using RY Cashsoft Aran Shade 021 a lovely Eau de nil green.