Hi everyone! My name is Suzanne and I hail from Malta. I’m a knitter/crocheter at heart and I wanted to share my experiences, tips and tricks and patterns with you all in this little blog.
There’s a common misconception about this 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 pleasantly surprised at how many super cool patterns there are out there! And I think the hobby is gaining popularity again among young people – I say people because it’s not just women who knit but I know a few men who do it too.
I had started knitting at a very young age when I saw my mum doing it one day. Being the nosy child I was, 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 had stopped completely after a while and I hadn’t touched a knitting needle or a crochet hook in years, until a few years ago that is – I saw my mum pick up some knitting again and I felt an incredible longing to start the hobby again..
Finally, these few years ago, 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 (just like riding a bike I guess) and in the space of a few months, I managed to finish quite a few projects ranging from small accessories like fingerless gloves to my first ever sweater! As I said, it’s been a few years now and I have been knitting every since. I find it relaxes me and I have to say my fingers start itching to knit or crochet when I don’t have a clue what to work on next. I’ve also spent a generous amount of money on wool which I’m definitely not ashamed of. It just means I have a lot of scrap yarn left over to work on Amigurumis – another new hobby of mine. They’re seriously the cutest things to ever work on and they’re well worth the work and love put into crotcheting them.
In this blog, I will be posting about 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. Furthermore, I have also worked on creating a few patterns of my own and the plan is to develop them in order to post/sell them to other fellow knitters/crotcheters.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading the blog but most of all, I hope to get as many young people as possible to try and take up knitting or crochet! It can be a lot of fun and definitely rewarding when you finish a project you can wear or give as a gift to others.
Let me know your thoughts on the hobby and /or how long you’ve been knitting. If you have any blogs yourself, do let me know so that I can visit. It’s always nice to meet like-minded people.
Take care lovely people.
The Maltese Knitting Diva ❤