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I learned to knit when I was 19, after spending a lonely summer in Europe watching my female relatives working on their handcrafts and cheerfully nattering away in Dutch. I felt that had I had some sort of handiwork I could have joined that circle and even though I would have not understood what was being said, I would have not felt so isolated.

It was my then boy-friend’s mother who taught me; she was a Cockney in the truest sense of the word, and from her I learned to lever-knit and drop-throw English style. As a result I find circular needles challenging to work with, and can fly through a purl row with ease and joy. This means I do crazy things like design colourwork to be knit flat, with stranding on the purl rows. It’s a skill…

I usually have five projects going at any time; I don’t know how to work on only one thing any more. I think about knitting like a teen-aged boy thinks about sex; constantly and passionately.

Good to meet you.

  • River Banks

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