Wednesday, 25 April 2012

3KCBWday3 - Your Knitting Or Crochet Hero

I actually had a lot of problems with this one (quelle surprise). I had a think through all the people that have inspired me to knit, and came up with a few.

First off is my Gran, who taught me to knit when I was a little girl. Although she didn't encourage me to take up the craft properly at that time, she gave me the tools to be able to pick it up again easily when I decided to start again. And of course, she gave me all her needles as well as my Great-gran's when she realised I was serious about it. Since she no longer knits any more. I still have the first project I ever made, with her guidance
I think that's pretty good for a six year old!

Then there are the nameless people who retaught me to knit at 15 at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitch Show. I don't know who they are, but they gave me and my friends free yarn and needles, and gave up their time to encourage us to learn and lend us enthusiasm about the craft.

Another person who was instrumental in causing me to take up the needles was

Confessions of a Yarn Addict
Peppermint Mocha Mama
A Stash Addicts Ramblings... 
Master of a Thousand Things 
Misadventures in Craft
Hazel's Crochet

There are many other wonderful blogs out there, and this is just a small selection of my favourite, or this post would just become a massive blog roll. I just wanted to show my appreciation for all the blogs I read and the wonderful people who write them and are so inspiring and helpful.


  1. See, we have lovely minds because you, Miss Emma, are one of MY knitting heroes :)

    I had the same problem with trying to chose just one person...I wound up with six (and I could have kept going and going).

  2. You guys are my Inspiration too, i don't always find time to comment, as i use my phone, but i always read xx

  3. awww your first scarf is too cute, it's really lovely!!! have a great day xxx

  4. Really nice post! I think the scarf is great but for a 6 year old - super awesome!

  5. I agree ... I'm inspired every time I read a new blog post or "meet" a new blogger. It's amazing!

  6. Oh holy wow - I've never been anyone's inspiration before... how utterly amazing and humbling. Thank you so much!!

  7. i think discovering ravelry is a HUGE turning point for any new knitter or crocheter. I don't know how I would have learnt without it!

    Lovely story about your gran.

  8. Aw, thank you! I'm honoured to be on your list :D Love the scarf you made, amazing work for a 6 year old!

  9. Love your cute little scarf and am impressed you actually still have your first item...I don't have mine, either in knitting or crocheting.

  10. I'm so impressed that you knitted that garter st scarf for your monkey at the tender age of six! Very cool!