Philippa P

I've been knitting since I was a child. I can't remember who taught me to knit but it was probably my Mum or Grandmother (or both). I have taught myself to knit more complex sticthes over the years (the Internet is a big help these days) but have never managed to master crotchet. I love to knit small projects, such as baby clothes and accessories, as I get bored with adult projects. I just knit things and stash them away in case someone has a baby or needs a new hat. I also knit for local causes (mainly our church at the moment) to help raise funds. I rarely charge anyone for what I knit as they are usually presents or donations, but I will occasionally take on a commission. But if I do I don't normally charge for my time, just the wool, as it feels wrong to charge for something I love doing anyway!
In recent years knitting has been my life saver, keeping me sane during periods of work-related stress. I am a huge believer in the therapeutic power of knitting.

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  • Knitting15 Skills

    Knitting: Over 20 years

    15 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • I-cord
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Fair Isle
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