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Why not give it a go!
Member Name: raebroughton
Date: 24/10/10, updated on 24/10/10 (124 review reads)
Advantages: You end up with a great finished product and it stops me from snacking!
From an early age I can remember both my mum and nanan knitting away and as I got older I became more interested. Not that I would have admitted it to any of my friends at school!
My mum did teach me how to knit and I made my first scarf when I was around 13 years old. I really loved the fact that I had made something out of a ball of wool.
In the last year I have picked knitting up again mainly because my mum had made a gorgeous chunky loose knit jumper. That's when I thought I should give knitting another go. At first I wondered if I would have forgotten how to knit after not knitting for years. However I found that it was like riding a bike.
To begin with I decided to stick to knitting a scarf until I felt more comfortable. I knitted a red scarf and it is definitely coming in handy now the weather has turned cold.
I am still learning and sometimes have to double check how to do certain things with my mum but she is a great teacher. Slowly but surely I am getting better and will be as lightening quick at knitting as my mum is.
I find the whole process of knitting great, for starters i'm not snacking as much as I am concentrating on my knitting. I'm not watching as much telly now as I tend to put on the radio or have a cd on in the background.
I also love to have a look around the markets for wool and you can even pick up the odd ball of wool in Wilkinsons. I do tend to have to go a bit further a field as the stalls selling wool are becoming few and far between although I have found quite a good stall in Leeds Market.
At the moment I have two projects on the go, I have nearly finished my first jumper and I am also making a blue scarf for my husband. Hopefully he will like the finished project!
Summary: Knitting is a fun hobby - why not try and knit a scarf?