Recently I got inspired to take up knitting again! I used to do it a lot, I’ve even thought about starting a small business selling knitted jumpers  – they were all the rage in the late 80’s!. Now the evenings are dark and I can’t do much outside I really fancied getting into a project, something I’d done by myself.

I’ve knitted a big chunky jumper and are currently working on a pair of fingerless gloves for my partner to keep him warm when he’s working out on the moors…

Penny our dog doesn’t really appreciate being kicked by the needle all evening, but she still insist on being by my side!

I find it very relaxing and refuse to accept the stereotype that knitting is for old people!! Lots of needles, even yarn in charity shops (if you ask) and free patterns on the internet. Love it!

If you fancy picking up a pair of knitting needles and giving knitting a try, then plenty of free knitting patterns can be found online.