It’s UK #WoolWeek, seven days dedicated to celebrating wool, and a perfect excuse to conquer my fear of knitting. I’ve always had a massive fear of knitting. Those of you who’ve looked at a knitting pattern will understand why. They’re literally as complicated as algebra. These naughty knitters have actually developed their own language, knit-speak. It’s their way of ensuring that their knitting remains a dark art, reserved only for Grannies. Knitters, you can’t pull the wool over my eyes, I’m on to you.
So, you’re sitting there and wondering how did I get on? I won’t lie. It hasn’t been easy. I read a lot of books on knitting, cover to cover, and still didn’t get it. Until, by chance, I came across the first issue of a magazine called Simple Stylish Knitting that explained how to get started (in plain English).
Hooray for Simple Stylish Knitting. I’ve cast on my first knitting project and I’m as happy as a sheep in neeps.
It’s the start of a blanket to go with the duvet cover I made for Henry. And I think it’s safe to say that knitting and I are going to be good friends from now on. You can do it while relaxing in front of the TV, what’s not to love? And if you think knitting is only for Grannies. Think again. Forget twerking, according to the HuffPost, knitting is where it’s at!
Any tips for a novice knitter are welcome in the comments below. Thanks!