Knit Life//A Story

I learned how to knit in 2003 during a long stay in hospital; this was the year I first got sick and started to struggle with daily life and everything it brought along with it. When I got out of hospital I stopped knitting for a while...... I picked up the needles again in 2005 when a lady named Grace taught me how to increase and decrease; I started knitting all of the pieces I would need to make a Winnie the Pooh. It sadly never got finished and I put the needles down once again.
 I stopped knitting for a good while, although it always remained in my heart. I moved back to Scotland in 2006 and spent quite a bit of 2007 in hospital again - not creating and not really feeling much at all. I was in a bad place, and I had a diagnosis - one that would bring alot of heartache alongside it BUT one that also brought me freedom and a sense of relief.
 I married my lovely wife, Jay in 2010 and we fostered our 2 sons; then at the beginning of 2011 I picked up the needles and some yarn; and I started knitting a bag - it took me a whole 10 months to finish it but I was so happy when I did - it started me knitting again and I've never looked back.
I was lucky in that I inherited alot of knitting needles from my mum; and I picked up loads in charity shops too - I started buying yarn and knitting took over my life. Then in February 2012 I started this blog, and it became a place to share my knitting and to grow alongside it. There have been a few difficult times - I spent a while in hospital at the end of August 2012 and I didn't blog much. I finished some quite complicated pieces last year but I didn't necessarily finish them well; some of them felt rushed and others I decided to not tink back when I made mistakes but I'm learning and I came into this blog feeling every bit the beginner. It's now the beginning of 2013 and I don't feel so much of a knitting newbie; still a beginner in a sense but a more confident one - and someone who isn't afraid to admit mistakes AND who certainly won't think twice about tinking back. I feel that this blog has helped me to experience alot in the knitting world; and to give me the confidence to try new things. 2013 promises to be a good knitting year for me and I'm excited to see where it goes.
V xo

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