As a child, I can always remember visiting my grandma and her having a bag at the side of her chair full of yarn. 2 needles sticking out the side and an array of paper pocking out too.
As I got older I would ask her what she was doing and if she would teach me. She did one summer, nothing elaborate, just some simple stitches such as pearl and for a while, I created scarves as they are super easy to do.
Then I grew up and completely forgot how to knit. I also lost my appreciation of hand-knitted items as they didn’t seem cool or fit in with my grunge look!
Knitting for baby
It wasn’t until I had my children that I again appreciated the beauty that is a hand-knitted cardigan on a newborn baby. For each of my three children, my grandma and many others knitted and crochet cardi’s, jumpers and coats as well as some much-treasured blankets that I still have today.
But, again as time went on and the children grew, theirs and my appreciation of woollen wear grew thin and forgotten. Until know.
I have a big birthday coming up this year. And along with this big birthday I have made some big changes in my life. One is returning to full-time work, another is to restarting journalling. There are still some more I want to do, which includes relearning how to knit.
Over the past few years, I tried my hand at reselling, a great way to generate some extra income, but you need a lot of space to store inventory. Something I am lacking.
But over the year or two that I was selling, I tried my hand at selling lots of different items. From clothes to video games right through to vintage. Now vintage is where my passion was and still is.
I sold vintage homewares and art. But the things I found the most joy in finding where the vintage craft items, such as knitting patterns, crochet patterns and supplies.
There isn’t any money in selling patterns, believe me, I tried. I collect lots of different ones, from baby patterns to adult clothing, table cloths to dolls clothes.
So when I decided to return to full-time work in January, I wasn’t sure what to do with them all. I hadn’t spent a lot of money on buying them but it seemed a waste to just simply throw them away.
That was when the idea to add a small shop to this site came into my head. Now I know I haven’t written much about knitting or crochet on here before. That’s because I haven’t got much to add to the conversation, but I do have a large number of patterns that I’m sure will be useful to someone.
That’s why I have added them to this site to download for FREE.
Each week I will add some new patterns, 5 at a time, so you can pop on and download whichever you want. All it takes is your email and address (this is because I will be selling physical products soon and I can’t see how to turn it off for the downloadable items, sorry).
All information that is entered is stored safely and can be removed upon request. Your email address will go into my newsletter and you will receive a monthly newsletter sharing the new items in the store as well as some other bonuses.
So, pop over and have a look, the first few are available now, all are vintage baby patterns, perfect for new baby gifts.