Well it’s not one post today but two. The weekend before last I was privileged to be working at Clothes Show Live with Clothkits running knitting taster workshops. It was such great fun. There was a large workshop area including a fleet of brand new Janome sewing machines, a seemingly endless stock of haberdashery and more wool than you could shake a stick at.
Although our making area wasn’t as busy as other parts of the show, I had a wonderful time teaching people to knit and create simple and beautiful items.
Just in front of the Clothkits work area was Susuan Crawford‘s Vintage Knitting stand. Susan is the author of A Stitch in Time, a volume of original and updated versions of knitting and crochet patterns from the 1920s to 1949. Well I had to buy myself a copy and set myself a challenge.
I’ve never been able to start and finish a complete garment but I’m hoping the beautiful garments in Susan’s book will be the inspiration I need. Of course, I will have to buy some lovely wool to knit my garment with. Looks like I’ll have to take another shopping trip to Stitch Perfect.