I learned to knit in my teens. I had a hard time learning and many a time my work got hurled across the room but mum was patient and eventually I got it. I still can’t cast on any other way but the way she taught me though. If I try any of the other methods I seem to tie my fingers in a knot.
I started out making dolls clothes and knitted toys but later I started to make adult clothing. I won’t say that I’ve been knitting ever since because I haven’t . Sometimes I go years and don’t touch a knitting needle. These days I’m back to making dolls clothes again. I don’t have the patience to knit something my size and I do have a lot of dolls.
I find knitting quite a relaxing activity and I do like to browse in the shops for wool. I love the colours and textures of yarn. Many years ago when I was going through a rather stressful period at work I’d often leave work with a bad headache. I used to walk up to the Spotlight store in the city and spend an hour browsing. Looking at all the colourful balls of wool always relieved the tension.
I also quite like the idea of a sheep wearing socks or a good yarn bombing. My only regret is that I never managed to learn to crochet.