Being the nostalgic person I am, I have always loved the idea of family traditions and passing things on to next generations. Throughout my childhood I can remember my Gran was always knitting something. I was always fascinated that with two sticks and some wool, she could create just about anything. So a few years ago I asked my Gran to teach me and it is something I've loved doing since. Although don't ask to see any of my work as it is a pile of unfinished scarfs and hats because as I have mentioned before I am quite the procrastinator!!
|My Knitting Bag!|
So last year I decided to start a knitted version of a patchwork quilt. I asked my family and friends if they wanted to contribute and it could be passed onto our family for hopefully many generations. The patch could be any colour, pattern or theme. The only requirement is that it is to resemble a square of some form. The beauty and charm of a patchwork quilt is that it doesn't have to look perfect! My Mum and sister made their patches within about two weeks of me asking but because of my procrastinating ways I kind of gave up on my patch and put the project to one side. So after a year of not doing much with it I have decided to stop wasting time and get back to creating a family tradition!!
|Top: My Mum's patch|
Left: My Sister's patch (she loves all things Spanish!!)
Right: My attempt!!
This is just a selection of the wool and knitting needles I own because I went a bit mad on buying these last year and this post would end up just being lots and lots of photos of different coloured wool and different sized knitting needles!! I wanted to experiment with different sizes of needles as I wanted to create large and small patches for the quilt. I usually buy the needles from Amazon as they have a good choice of widths and lengths available. For the wool, we usually go to B&M who have a great selection and at really cheap too (but still good quality).
So I am going to start work on a new patch next week and hopefully it will soon start resembling a quilt of some form!!
Do you knit? Do you have any family keepsakes?
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