Knitting – my enemy

I was first taught to knit by my Nan back when I was 4 or 5 years old. Both my Nan and Great Nan (also known as Big Nan to us young grandchildren) were brilliant knitters. By 6 or 7 years old I had completely forgotten my knitting skills and so sat down with my Nan who patiently taught me again. Since then she has given me a few more lessons over the years, my last when I was maybe 12 or 13. I don’t know what it is, maybe my love of other crafts or lack of patience but knitting never stays in my brain! I much prefer the quick and easy crochet projects or to put my time and energy into cross stitch. Maybe it is because I know it will take me time to learn again and right now, I like nothing more than to forget and unwind with something that is more familiar that takes less concentration. All that said, I would like to be able to knit. In fact I am often leafing through knitting patterns wishing I could create some of the lovely projects I come across, including this one from Mollie Makes (issue 21).

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With autumn drawing in and the cold nights around, I’ve been rooting through my wool collection for some autumnal colours to start my practising…

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So when I was shopping for today and saw this …

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.. I really thought I have no excuses to start learning again. Crochet hooks aside and learner needles out, it’s time to give it a go….. Any beginners tips will be greatly received!

Charlotte x