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Knitting natter

11 Jan

Well hello and welcome to the first blog post of sheknitsandpurls!

After much umming and ahhing I’ve decided to take the plunge and start blogging my knitting exploits. I’ve been an on-off knitter for the last few years, making more scarves than I care to remember and a few (often-abandoned) attempts to go beyond the odd sock or hat. The turning point was in late 2010 when I attended The Knitting and Stitching Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in London. My eyes were opened to the infinite possibilities a pair of needles, some wool and a bucket load of imagination could lead to.

From 2010 to 2011 I held down two jobs, a voluntary role at a local charity and then embarked upon post-graduate studies. My free time was limited (to say the least) and unfortunately knitting went on the back burner.

Fast forward a year and things are quite different. I’ve finished studying, I only have one part-time job and the rest of my free time is dedicated to searching for a full-time ‘grown-up’ job and knitting.

Again, The Knitting and Stitching Exhibition worked its magic, (this time in Harrogate) and reaffirmed the idea that I wanted to dedicate more time to this wonderful craft. And here I am two months later knee-deep in wool, needles and patterns and full of excitement at what knitting ventures 2012 may bring.

Bring. It. On.