Hello and welcome to the Knitting Magpie
Firstly you need to know I’m not techi, I knit for heaven’s sake, of course I’m not techi!
Please bear with me and hopefully rough edges will smooth out in much the way that our first knitting project had tension all over the place and it is now always perfect – ha.
I don’t really remember learning to knit. My nana taught me when I was a toddler, she always had either a pair of knitting needles in her hands or was attached to her Singer sewing machine. On the occasions she wasn’t creating from textiles she was creating from food in the kitchen. I am most definitely her granddaughter.
I tend to spend any spare time when not at work in much the same way as she did. I’m very good at ignoring dust on the picture rails and as my husband also likes to cook I can often be found vying with the dog for the best spot in front of the fire whilst himself cooks up a storm.
So, about the blog.
It was in fact my husband’s idea. At the time I belonged to an online knitting group linked to a specific brand which meant it would be most impolite to talk about non related projects. Others in the group felt the same so voila: The Knitting Magpie was born.
I have opinions on most things most of the time, I was the eldest of my siblings so being bossy ( I mean assertive), comes naturally. I also have a very enquiring mind and love hunting out lovely crafty type gadgets and things of loveliness that I love to share. I’ve also met some lovely folk on my yarny adventures and may well bring them to visit during my ramblings. Products I recommend are those I have purchased and love and strictly not affiliated in any way, the same applies to small businesses I mention.
I was musing on a name whilst sorting through some of my stash. I looked around and saw I was surrounded by beautiful skeins of jewel coloured yarn and crafty gadgets and thought I’ve become a magpie.
As the name suggests it is predominantly about knitting although other crafty loveliness may sneak in from time to time.
I’m a project floozie and have lots on the go at any one time so I look forward to sharing my knitty adventures with you.