Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
When I embarked on the fuzzy road of knitting, way back when, it wasn’t nature that took over, but my mum. She, just being short of an unknown Sonia Rykiel in her day, successfully created a gorgeous ¾ length, intarsia hand knitted coat, a two piece, hoodie and matching mini, (which was well worn throughout our teens), and an array of sweaters that any fashion blogger would have given both their arms for. My mum was and still is a talented knitter. I was one of the lucky ones. The best way to learn and further enhance your knitting experiences is to pass them on.
|Bag knitted from fabric|
Half the fun is searching for goodies to incorporate into your knitting stash. Start by de-cluttering your house, your neighbour’s house (ask first!), the local charity shop and the newsagents. Old newspapers can be spun into yarn as shown here Spinning Paper
What did the Childcraft Books ever do for us? Our parents knew what they were doing when they saw Volume 6 displaying images of smiling children using brown paper bags and toilet tubes to wile away a wet weekend. Recycling was old hat in our home. We wanted to clean out the house! It was just short of taking a ladder and removing the roof tiles for one of our Coby-Holes.