I have recently discovered a love for knitting and sewing. Having just made my first official softie sale, I've been reflecting on my new found hobby...
I never imagined knitting would be something I would learn and enjoy. When I was 17, I asked my Mum to teach me how to knit with the idea of making myself a scarf. I soon became frustrated with dropping stitches and put my knitting aside. My boyfriend (now husband) decided to surprise me by getting his Aunty to teach him how to knit. He quickly whipped me up a beautiful blue and white scarf - much to my surprise!!! (this was the first time I discovered Mitch's ability to rapidly acquire new talents!).
Years later, I still treasure this precious gift and love any chance to wear it - here the scarf came in handy on a trip to chilly Tasmania last winter.
After a lengthy break, I picked up those knitting needles again... It began when my husband was overseas for work last year and to distract myself from missing him, my Mum taught me how to knit again. This time I was a little more successful, and before long I had knitted my very first scarf.
The knitting craze soon hit my family - my Mum, sisters and even niece & nephews were all knitting again!
After making many more scarves, I soon got bored and decided to try my luck at knitting children's toys... and so la petite lulu softies began...
Meet Bramble & Willowfly, my first sale - I hope they bring their new owner much joy :-)