Who invented Knitting?
Well, that is a good question I hear you knitting buffs say. According to the internet it can be traced back to the 11th century and I am forever thankful that somebody did , that is for sure.
All I know is that I learnt to knit in the late 1970’s and was taught by my grandmother and mum. Growing up in a colder climate in the South Island of New Zealand, I soon realised that it was amazing to knit something that looked great and could keep you warm at the same time.
When I first started working I would put aside money to purchase enough wool (sometimes putting it on lay-by) at my local wool shop and only purchasing it a ball at a time as needed.
After moving to Brisbane, Australia back in the mid 90’s, my knitting was put on the back burner. I was just having too much fun enjoying life.
In fact it was only just in the last 5 years or so that I have taken a passionate interest in my knitting. I even have been teaching myself new techniques like knitting socks, which I am so addicted to.
I have also discovered the wonderful world of Indie dyers out there. The internet has made this so easy to purchase wool from around the globe at the touch of your key board. I purchased wool from some wonderful Indie Dyers out there, from America, UK, Scotland and of course Australia.
So I will continue to follow my knitting passion now and until the end of my days.
Therefore I am forever thankful for the person that invented knitting.