About the author
Hi everyone! This is my first time ever creating a blog and it’s a little nerve racking to be quite frank! So… I’m a 31-year-old woman from Malta and I do love to knit and crochet!
I have to admit that there’s a common misconception about this little hobby – most people associate it with old grannies knitting hideous items and forcing them upon unsuspecting victims (most of them being family members). If you’re one of those people who thinks that, you’ll be absolutely surprised at how many super cool patterns there are out there! (I myself was stunned when I learned that my sister-in-law’s brother knits!! – Now that’s something to really be impressed by!)
I actually started at a very young age when I saw my mum knitting one day. Being a curious child, I asked what she was doing and if she’d teach me. From then on, I was hooked and I would knit and crochet dresses for my dolls mostly and then I moved on to making simple scarves. Unfortunately, I stopped and I hadn’t touched a knitting needle or a crochet hook in years, until this year that is – my mum started knitting again two years ago and slowly, I too was starting to miss my old hobby.
Finally, this year, when I felt I was relaxed enough after having completed a 3-year Bachelor’s degree course + dissertation, I decided to pick it up again. Amazingly, I hadn’t forgotten how to use the basic stitches (knit and purl) and in the space of a few months, I’ve worked on quite a few projects ranging from small accessories like fingerless gloves to my first ever sweater!
In this blog, I will be describing the processes I went through for most of my projects, as well as provide links to instructions, patterns, etc., which have helped me along the way. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog but most of all, I hope to get as many young people as possible to take up knitting or crochet! 🙂