Posted on Wednesday, October 19 2011 at 9am
Knitters these days come from all walks of life: male, female, old, young and everything in between. But despite this many life-long knitters have one thing in common – the luxury of growing up with a knitting grandma.
When I was born I only had one grandparent left alive, and while she was fascinating on many subjects, I don’t remember ever seeing her with a pair of knitting needles in her hands. And, I confess, I feel a touch jealous whenever I hear other people reminiscing about being taught to knit or sew by a favourite grandparent. Something about it sounds so cosy and comforting!
Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure have tapped into this nostalgia by recruiting a trio of talented grannies to create online crafting masterclasses where newbie knitters can pick up new skills, give crochet a go or even learn to quilt.