• lwightwick

Let's begin!

It's been on my mind for some time now but I have always been good at listening to that little voice in my head telling me 'you're not good enough' or 'the market is saturated with knitting blogs and knowledge' or 'why would people come to you'. But you don't know unless you try, right?

How it started...

I have been an obsessional knitter since the age of about 8. My mum tells me she taught me to knit, but I remember it being my Granny. Either way, they have both provided me with their fair share of tips, patience and skipped-stitch-correcting-expertise. It's with thanks to them I provided many hole-ridden scarves, wonky hats and mismatched socks as gifts. I'd like to think that now, some 25 years later, the knitted gifts have become more of a joy to receive!

How it's going...

I have spent the last 10ish years in the apparel industry working in various roles as a print and clothing designer. I never perused knitwear as part of my career. Maybe I wanted to keep it as a hobby and not run the risk of getting sick of it, who knows. All I do know is that knitting has given me great joy over the years. It has been an outlet of calmness through those difficult days (cough cough, Covid), it has kept my creative brain working and allowed me to Netflix and chill without feeling guilty (I fall asleep if I'm not doing something whilst watching telly), gives me that connection and nostalgia to home and my mum and granny. Knitting is one thing that has been a constant in my life, one thing I will never give up on.

What the future holds...

Does anyone ever know what the future holds? I guess it keeps us on our toes not knowing. All I do know is I am going to continue my love for knitting and share the love with you by providing all the tips and tricks I know to get you to be a confident and proud knitter. We all have to start somewhere and there is no time like the present. Join the ride, get in touch, send me comments, send me pictures of your knits and together we will build a nurturing community of pretty great knitters!

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