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You know you’re an avid knitter when…

“It’s an addiction when you can’t sit down without having your knit in your hands” says knitting enthusiast and shop assistant Corrie at Woolyknit. We asked her what she thought makes an avid knitter…

 

Corrie has been a knitter for most of her life, and has very fond memories of being taught by her grandmother. She particularly recalls knitting through her college years, especially making a beautiful Aran sweater for her husband. Only to be accidentally shrunk in the wash by her mother-in-law. Now retired from teaching, Corrie has much more time to focus on her knitting once again.

Avid knitters seem to have many commonalities, one of which being storage issues.

They run out of room in their homes, and often have stashes of yarn in their shed or garage. Corrie revealed she stashes it in her suitcases. New yarn appears to be impossible to resist to avid knitters. After speaking to many who swore to use up their stashes of old yarn, they admitted to buying even more when new styles and colours come in to stock at the shop.

There’s something very lovely about the creative community of knitters at Woolyknit. Behind every knitter there is an enthusiast. They are a fantastic group who swap patterns and share their projects. Most of Corrie’s projects are for family or friends. She also creates pieces to be sold in the WoolyKnit shop, which she receives a great deal of satisfaction from.

 

Why not join Corrie and the other friendly crafters for Knit and Natter on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm.

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