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).


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…


So when I was shopping for today and saw this …


.. 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


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