12 Things You Only Know If You’re A Knitter
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We hate to say it, but there are some things in the world that only those who knit can understand. Whether it’s airport troubles or pet-related disasters, we’re here for you. Do any of these sound familiar?
Whether it was your friend, your mum or even your grandma, you'll remember your first, faltering stitches like it was yesterday.
If you're thinking of knitting on the fly, remember to take a cheap set of needles with you – and come prepared with a backup plan should they be confiscated.
Your latest knitting project might just be the one thing to attract your feline friend faster than your computer keyboard. If you're knitting with kittens, watch out for prying paws and make sure you keep your WIP safely secured in a ziplock bag.
We hate to admit it, but it's easy to get a little carried away with our projects. If you find yourself knitting at 3am on a regular basis, you may need to set yourself some boundaries.
Let's face it, sometimes you'll spend so much time chatting at your knitting group that no actual knitting will even take place. It's the one time you'll forget all about it!
...and fast. After all, nobody needs to know the size of your yarn stash, least of all your partner.
After all, keeping thousands of odds and ends is essential if you want to be prepared, and you're bound to use that handspun, impulse-bought multi-coloured silk yarn skein at some point.
...but now it's summer and nobody's impressed. You're projects may take a little longer than you expected, but who's counting? You'll get quicker – or set more realistic goals at the very least.
Despite what they say, it's not all mindfulness and relaxation! Things may not go to plan, particularly if you're new to knitting, but hang in there – it's all part of the process.
At first, anyway. Keep going – soon enough you'll have friends and family lining up for your latest project.
There's no shame in looking things up when you get stuck or want to try something new – and you can even pass on your newfound knowledge at your knitting club. If you're looking for more, you can also try our tutorials right here
That satisfaction you get when you give someone their very own hand knitted gift is the best feeling ever.
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