If you’re having yarn problems, I feel bad for you son. We got 99 problems but a stitch ain’t one… read me!
Right, let’s get down to the knitty gritty. We’ve all been exposed to some pretty tragic knitwear this winter. Whether it was dad’s reindeer number or the absolutely hilarious THIS IS NOT A CHRISTMAS JUMPER jumper, it’s got even the most trypanophobic of us reaching for our knitting needles. We know we can do better, so why settle for a moustached Christmas tree woven onto your chest?
There’s something charming about the balaclava your granny knitted you when you were six, and however unwearable it is you’ll never throw it away because it means more than its practical value. It’s personal and completely unique. And depending on your granny’s skill level, it probably doesn’t have some incredibly ironic typography stitched along the side.
Knitting has definitely had a revival in the past few years. What once was the national pastime of bed-bound Coronation Street lovers is now a popular activity amongst empty-framed hipsters and urban commuters. It can be an antidote to the stresses of the modern world and a great way to avoid buying expensive impersonal gifts. It’s even entered the world of graffiti, with the yarn bombing trend resulting in many wool-covered trees and bicycles.
Become part of the close-knit community of stitchers and pick yourself up a 44-piece knitting kit with all the tools you need to make your own scarf or tree-cosy! Why not get your mum or nan to show you their moves?