I have always wanted to knit when I was young. I love cross stitching and beading & also did a bit of crochet but knitting was always on my mind. Unfortunately, I can't find anyone or a class to go to when I lived in Singapore.
When I moved to Perth, I knew that I will be able to fulfill my wish of learning knitting but it took me 2 years (I was busy with settling down) to find a class at a LYS. That was 8 years ago & now knitting is a passion. Sometimes, I think I started knitting too late as I could have done lots more if I know how to knit when I was young. I have heard many stories of knitting being a tradition that was passed down from generations & I do think that it's a great tradition.
Now I have the ability to pass on this tradition to my 2 girls & I am glad that both of them can knit.
Lynette only knits if she wants a particular item like a scarf but I am sure it's a skill that she has for the rest of her life & maybe she will be knitting more in the future.
Lydia knits frequently but only during school holidays when there is no pressure of school work & exams. She has been knitting squares for charity for the last 4 years & during the December school holidays, I had her working on blankets from my leftover sock yarn. She managed to knit 4 blankets .....
.... these are only 2 of them as I gave the other 2 away.
She also knitted this rainbow square blanket in the round from a Rowan handspun yarn kit that I had in my stash.
Recently, she wanted to knit toys & she made up her own design ....
.... she has more patience than I have as she sewed all the pieces together & stuff it.
Well, I am happy that I have passed on this tradition & I hope my girls will carry it on to the next generation.