I started going to Knitting Club when I was in Year 9 because I had heard how enjoyable and rewarding it was. The first thing I tried to make was a simple scarf but at that time I found knitting very difficult and fiddly and could not get past the first row. I even managed to destroy half a ball of Big Softie Wool before I managed to work out how it works. Luckily after I had learnt how to do the stitches, the rest of it was fairly simple and I finished the scarf. After that knitting became easier; the stitches were repetitive so that, very soon after joining the club, I was able to knit without having to think too much about what each hand was doing.
I am very glad that I eventually figured out how to knit as I now enjoy it as a leisure time activity. I have knitted a large variety of items since finishing my scarf; for example, over the summer I finished knitting an Aran sweater for my father, using the O’Flaherty clan pattern. People often ask me how I find the time, particularly as it took me eight months to finish the last jumper I made, but I really enjoy knitting and I think the results are well worth the effort.
Nivethanaa Pulavan 11H