Meet Your Knitters

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Aileen, Perth in Scotland

Describe your worst fashion mistakes. Nothing in particular comes to mind - life's too short. Who is your heartthrob and why? George Clooney - you need ask why? Advice for customers on knitting? You should give it a try - start with something simple and go from there. Once you get the hang of it it is very therapeutic. Anything more complicated and I can do it for you! Life? Make the most of any talents you have and try to be content and happy most of the time. Love? Go for it. What do you think is the meaning of life? Still thinking about it!

Gran Eileen, Quinton

PURL OF WISDOM ''if you don't use it you lose it!'' Family? Two children (a daughter and son), two OK grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Think back and remember your first kiss. First kiss was in Colwick Woods, Nottingham and it was sloppy! When did you start knitting? I started knitting at school at around the age of 8. I thought I'd stop around the age of 80, but now I'm 91 and still going strong! Greatest lifetime achievement? Having a loving family.

Janet, West Mid's

Greatest lifetime achievements? Emigrating and working in Canada. Also, passing my driving test at the first attempt!. Worst fashion mistakes Embracing the 60s as a teenager by wearing super mini skirts and flower power flared trousers.. First kiss Thought it was over rated!!. What gives you the most pleasure in life? Red wine, closely followed by another glass of red wine.. Knitting advice "Get me a ball of steel wool and I'll knit you a car" is a little ambitious for beginners.

Lorraine, Richmond

Purl of wisdom / the meaning of life? Enjoying ones self! Describe your ideal Saturday night now and in your twenties. Now, eating a super meal. Then, rip roaring sex. When and how did you start knitting? 1973/4 due to ex wife competition! - there was no way he was walking around in clothes she had knitted so I learned quick sharp! Advice on knitting Read and re-read the pattern. What was the worst job you ever did? Cleaning the house.

Susan, Hensell

Purl of wisdom? If you love someone do not try to change them. When and how did you start knitting? I started knitting at an early age, so early I cannot remember. My mother always knit. We always wore fair isle sweaters with kilts in the winter. What do you think is the meaning of life? Being aware of everything around you, using all the senses you have been given. Advice for customers on knitting? Always check the tension, never leave a row half finished and use the correct wool for the pattern. Who is your heartthrob and why? My husband is my heartthrob because I love him.

LUKE, OUR LONDON BOY

When and how did you start knitting? One Christmas in France a great friend, Nicola Gulliver taught me. My first complete knitted tie was on a journey from France to London where I used two pencils and some string! What do you feel are your greatest lifetime achievements? Not sure yet, need to live a bit more. What do you think is the meaning of life? Well I would quote my good friend Paddy who would say perhaps asking what the meaning of life is, is like asking what the meaning of a mountain is. Maybe it has no answer. Maybe, like the mountain, it just 'is'.  What gives you the most pleasure in life? Spending time with my grand parents who are the best people I know. What was the best job you ever did and why? Playing a pirate on Pirates of the Caribbean III with my mate Tom, nuff said. Favorite slogan or quote? Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Sheila, Birmingham

 

purl of wisdom

''Love - Don’t put all your eggs in one persons’ basket''

 

What do you listen to at the moment?

 Heavy Metal

 

Describe your worst fashion mistakes.

Moon boots and shell suits.

 

What is your earliest memory? 

Going to a convalescent home in Rhyl as a child, on my own, to recover from Whooping Cough.

 

What do you feel are your greatest lifetime achievements?

My tattoo that I had when I was 62, my children, learning to drive.

 

What do you think is the meaning of life?

I have absolutely no idea but would be grateful if someone could explain.

 

Think back and describe your first kiss

Terrified in case I got pregnant!!

Elaine, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland

purl of wisdom '' love - don't go looking for it, it will find you when you least expect it ''

 

when and how did you start knitting

i started knitting when i was pregnant with my eldest daughter, i wanted all the lacy little matinee jackets but my mother was too busy knitting arans for a company to do them for me so i taught myself


what is your earliest memory?

visiting my great great aunts dressmakers studio & being awe of all the beautiful dresses she made


describe your ideal Saturday night now and in your twenties.

in 20's - getting glammed up & going clubbing, now, a dvd, glass of wine, kids in bed & feet up with my knitting :) 


describe your worst fashion mistakes/

ra-ra skirts & leg-warmers with orange stilettos!! (i was only 15 though!) 


think back and describe your first kiss

rather clumsy, sloppy & not very pleasant 


when was the last time you laughed until you cried?

yesterday actually, my 4yr old has such an infectious laugh that starts everyone off 

Sandie, Basingstoke

 

“pearl of wisdom”  life is not a sentence   

When and how did you start knitting?: my mum taught me when I was four

 What is your earliest memory: getting stuck under the covers in my cot, I was about two

 What do I like listening to: anything except rap, jazz or opera

 Describe an ideal night in my twenties:  early night with a good book and breakfast in bed the next morning – seriously, I had three young children and would have given my eye teeth for a good night’s sleep.

 Now: a hot date with Colin Firth – well, in Fantasy Land!