This is my crafty blog. I had one at blogspot but I couldn't really work it properly and when I lost my log-in I just couldn't find a way around it. If you're interested my Diary of a Novice Knitter is at www.soozywoo.blogspot.com
You can also find me at Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/people/soozywoo
I learned to knit when I was young. I nagged my beloved Nan to teach me and she eventually gave in, bought me some red plastic needles and taught me in her car while my brother was at his gymnastics class. I made one scarf (or so I called it) which was too big for Sindy and too small for my baby doll, and then I didn't knit anything else.
She died a long time ago but I decided to learn again around 18 months ago, largely because I wanted to honour her memory and pass on something she gave me. I hope I'll pass it on to my kids and their kids too.
I learned to sew when I was at school but I was never very good at it. I was never very interested in it. My Mum generally did my home economics homework for me as I was all fingers and thumbs. Then I decided I wanted to make a patchwork quilt like the one my Mum made out of my old dresses, so for christmas she bought me a quilting book and a sewing kit and my husband bought me a sewing machine. I'm quilting by hand but I'm slowly learning to use the machine too.
One of my earliest memories is of my great Aunty Marion's Singer sewing table. She didn't have a machine by this point so I just used to press the peddle and watch the wheel spin around, but I would love to see something like this again:
I really hope to own one some day. I expect my husband to surprise me with one when I'm old, because he's cute like that.