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Lets Bring Back Knitting

Lets Bring Back Knitting

Are you a knitter? Do you know a knitter? Would you like to be a knitter?

I bet that’s one question you weren’t expecting to be asked today.  Knitting, it seems, is one of those hobbies slipping away, off into room 101 with stamps,  rubbers and Tupperware parties. I was a knitter once, for about a week. I had big plans, I was going to make a long stripy scarf  and I did, maybe with less emphasis on the long though. Unless you were Cindy. And made of plastic.

You see my mum is a knitter.  She’s the queen of knitting in a family of knitters, and when you have a queen knitter, anything you do pales into insignificance. While I struggled to knit-one pearl-one, she would have knocked out a full head to toe wooly sensation. Items of clothing flew out of her knitting needles at a rate of knots while I fiddled around with a scarf only a Borrower would show interest in.

There have been a few times over the years when I’ve toyed with the idea of following in mums footsteps. To take up the mantle of queen knitter once she hung up her needles for good. I had a desire to subject my own children to the same knitted school jumpers as my siblings and I had to endure. There would be no mistaking who’s they were when rummaging around in the school lost property and absolutely no danger of name label sabotage on those knitted beauties.

Especially with an un pickable knitted monogram!

Knitting is therapeutic you see, its creative and it’s hobby you can wear with pride. You can knit presents, sheesh, you can knit anything! With a pair of long pointy sticks in your hand the world’s your oyster! Bring back knitting I say, put down your screens! Lets keep those sheep busy and nannas proud.

So that was my plan anyway, only it was only ever a plan and I, along with a nation of knitting wannabes, it’s never been bigger than that teeny tiny scarf.

lets bring back knitting! its a hobby that 's creative and productive. we need knitting!


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  1. 23rd June 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I remember being able to knit to when i was a wee girl but have lost the knack these days lol x

  2. 23rd June 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Lol I attempted to knit, it didn’t go so well, I’ll leave that to my nan 😉

  3. 24th June 2016 / 9:45 am

    I have just started knitting ready for my little one to arrive and I am really enjoying it. I am not very good at it though haha.

  4. 25th June 2016 / 3:52 pm

    I’ve tried knitting a few times (including making booties for the kids which never got worn) and I just fail each time.

  5. 25th June 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, I’m ashamed I have some half finished projects I’ve forgotten about, a stash of yarn and wool tucked away only to collect dust. I need to get back into it too!

  6. 26th June 2016 / 11:37 am

    I took up knitting and crochet when I was pregnant so that I could make some cute little cardigans, booties and mittens in neutral colours as there weren’t many affordable options in the shops at the time. They weren’t perfect but they were good enough and they took me ages to make. I’ve also since made some things for friends kids and I seem to be getting better – I guess practice makes perfect but I don’t think I’ll be making anything adult size anytime soon!

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