I’m Claire, 20-something, I live in the West Midlands UK, I’m a teacher (I haven’t always been) my favourite food is mashed potato, I love knitting, I need more sleep.
I aim to blog about my current knitting projects (successes and failures) and perhaps comment on a few other things going on in my busy but not too exciting life.
I was first taught to knit by my mum when I was about seven, I remember making blankets for my dolls and a few knitted toys. then I lost interest until a few years ago when my Nan gave me some of her old knitting books – I was studying for a degree in Fashion at the time and wanted to find some retro knitting patterns for a project. These sparked my interest in knitting again, and I gradually re-taught myself to knit and try out new techniques.
I would say I am an improving knitter, somethings are still beyond me (like fairisle! – I just can’t do it!) but I enjoy trying out new techniques and patterns.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell. I will aim to upload some pictures of my current WIP’s soon (bit tricky as I don’t have my own Internet access, using my boyfriends computer at the moment!) but I will do my best.