Friday, 27 April 2012

Knitting and Crochet

I needed to do something to keep my hands supple as I have really bad Arthritis in them.

My Granny taught me to knit and crochet as a child, and I thought it would be good to do it again for my hands. But when I looked into lessons they were so expensive!

I saw on twitter that a Stitch & Bitch group had started in my area and was having it's second meeting that night.

So I dug out some needles and wool and had a go, I didn't want to turn up if I'd forgotten how to do it.

I was quite pleased with my first effort.

So then came the hard bit, actually getting there as I suffer from 
Panic Attacks, I did get there, and met some wonderful people who made me feel most welcome.

I've been doing Cross Stitch for years, so as I had no ongoing knitting project, I took one that I had started about 5 years previously, but put it down one day and hadn't picked it up in years.

I was given loads of compliments, which boosted my confidence no end and has prompted me to make a concerted effort to finish it, I also vowed to return as I rarely go out.

When I got home, I decided to unpick my small piece of knitting, as I only had that small ball of wool, to see if I could also remember how to crochet.

This square was my 4th attempt at a Granny Square, in fact it was a pretty poor effort. But I thought not too bad, as I hadn't picked up a crochet hook since I was a child.

It was getting pretty late by this time so off I went to bed, vowing to buy some books on knitting and crochet, and get started again, as I had really enjoyed doing it

Over the last few week I have knitted and crocheted several items, and I'm getting better all the time.


  1. Why haven't you posted the pic of your very fine knitted gloves?
    Lesley x.

  2. In the process of starting another blog about crafty things and posted this post here by accident oops

    D xxx


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