Today I am welcoming Linda, whom you may know from her blog, Natural Suburbia. I am very pleased to be sharing her unique patterns and knitted toys here with all of you. I asked Linda to share a little about herself, how she learned to knit and write patterns, and also what led to the creation of her shop:
“I have always loved knitting, my mom taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. When she was younger she knitted cricket jerseys for all of her brothers. I used to often see her knitting when I was little. She knitted us a variety of clothing including our royal blue jerseys for school. These were the softest jerseys, so much softer than the shop bought ones. One day I asked her if she could show me how to knit and she did. She gave me two short, size 4mm knitting needles and a ball of blue double knitting wool. I can remember that day clearly. I was always encouraged to try and knit her projects that she was busy with, and this was wonderful because I managed to master some complicated patterns and knitting terminology at a young age and she always helped me along the way. I attended a Catholic convent school while growing up and knitting was a part of our curriculum, there were new projects to make for school each year and when I was older I started to knit more advanced items. The first jersey I knitted was a cabled design, I was 18 years old and I still have that jersey today.”
“Thank you so much Ginny, for hosting me on your lovely blog this weekend.”
“Thank you, Linda!“
For today’s giveaway, Linda is offering 8 patterns, winners choice, to one Small Things reader.
For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post. Comments will be closed on Monday March 19 and a winner will be announced within this post.
Comments are closed. The winner is Taryn:
“Ooh! How exciting! I knitted my daughter an aardvark from Linda’s pattern and loved it!”