Saturday, April 07, 2007

Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before!

Our SP10 Hostess has asked us to answer the following questions...

1) How old were you when you learned how to knit?
2) Who taught you?

I think I must have been about 6 when I first learned to knit, I was in the Brownies and we used to knit squares for blankets for Oxfam. I never did any casting on or casting off, mum would have been there to do that bit, I don't even think I learnt to purl at that time, just good old garter stitch squares. A combination of Brown Owl and mum would have taught me.

I don't think I did much knitting then apart from the requisite squares, until I was 12, and the knitting fashion at the time was to knit with one large needle and one small needle to give a lacy effect, I fell in love with a jumper pattern and asked for the yarn which was a fuzzy emerald green and black mix for my birthday. I don't recall how much of it I actually did by myself or how much mum had to help with it.


Caroline said...

Oh you knitted in the Brownies - lucky you - (I really did not like Brownies at all... ) - I remember the first thing I knitted was a scarf for a toy and someone else cast on and off - and despite the fact the scarf was meant to be straight it had a strange in and out growth as it lengthened - oh and it was in dark red... wow trawl the brain's memories... and I was taught by my primary school teacher, Miss Uzzel!

Sounds like you got interested in real knitting pretty early.

Artis-Anne said...

I never made the Brownies , didn't like the uniform LOL
I too knitted a scarf the first time and mine was wider at some points than other also. I was about 6yrs old but I have to say I much rathered fabric and embroidery then and had one of those dinky kids sewing machines and made clothes for my doll. I still possess one of my bits of primary schol embroidery , a felted needle holder .

Anonymous said...

I love that you were a Brownie. I'm a Tawny Owl, and thankfully, have never taught my girls to knit. My patience stops at 19 year old drunken boys!

Marianne said...

Heh, I was a very long ago it makes me dizzy. I do remember making the little pegged thingies to make i-cord.

Anonymous said...! Thanks for playing.

Ang said...

I never made it as a Brownie either, I refused to wear the uniform! I'm loving this question Bobbi asked us, it is really great to hear how we became knitters.

Loving your new yarn, Whirlpool is a very apt name.