the KNIT TEAM
the KNITTERS THAT KNIT FOR YOU
A TEAM of amazing women and man (from England and one from Scotland) knit my designs for you. They are all fabulous knitters and I feel privileged to be associated with them all.
Well ...why do I knit? ... I knit for several reasons one I'm addicted ... two I knit to forget my aches and pains and three because I love yarn ... cuddly scrummy snuffly yummy yarn but defo no acrylic ... And fourthly mainly for my sanity ;()
I returned to knitting due to ill health/disability, and met the amazing Belinda at a local yarn festival. Following a second meeting at out local yarn store (Village Yarns) we discovered I lived 5 mins away from her and she asked if I would like to knit for her, (despite me being pretty slow.) No difficulty with the decision, Belinda's yarn is a dream to knit with and her garment/ pattern design speaks for itself.
I knit as a way to fill a previously active lifestyle and am a member of a Therapeutic knitting community called Stitchlinks.
My family have all been knitters-my Dad was still knitting giant toy dolls at 86 and I intend to follow in his footsteps, though dolls are not my thing!
Currently, my grandchildren are the major recipients of my work, though last year I knitted a Christmas picture sweater for my son, which took marginally less time than the 2 ply shawl I have just spent 4 months toiling over! Knitting relaxes me and challenges me at the same time, so I guess it is good for me!
Knitting is not an art but a way of life, stimulating and relaxing, meditative and a mental mathematical work out.
Hi my name is Lynn and I am one of the lucky ones who knit for Belinda. I thoroughly recommend trying Belinda’s knitting patterns and wool.
The garments are very trendy and the wool is simply divine to knit with. So happy knitting to all the knitters/crafters out there.
Why I knit? I have a passion for all things woolly and get great satisfaction of creating something beautiful. Knitting is my great escape. Skills were passed on to me at a very early age from people who are very dear to me and I thank them for that. It is now my turn to pass on.
My motto as 'Fred Knits' is - Made with love and fond memories of those who taught me how.
I began knitting as a child and stopped knitting when I had children. As the children started to grow up I started knitting again. I am never without my needles, having a couple of projects on the go as we all do! Have recently taken up spinning and am happily spinning alpaca from local animals.
Now, why do I knit.....because I have yarn gremlins who keep adding to my stash and it's taking over my home! I love knitting as there are so many new things to learn that it never gets boring. Not keen on knitting socks or jumpers but I really like knitting toys, accessories and unique, eye-catching items.
This is a "coffee tunic" pattern from Ravelry, made in handspun alpaca, natural dyed with logwod extract.
I have been knitting since the age of five, and do so because I love being creative; in more recent years since I learned spinning and dyeing, I have been enjoying even more how I can design and make unique items for myself, friends and family.
I’ve been knitting seriously since 1958, when I was 8. I knitted a jumper for my brother, and a matinee coat for my baby cousin. I’ve been knitting ever since, with just a bleak period while wool went all acrylic!
I have in-bed knitting, TV watching knitting, chatting knitting, 'be quiet please I’m concentrating' knitting, and in-car knitting on the go.
I have yet to perfect the art of knitting while driving, although I can almost knit in my sleep.
My Scottish grandmother taught me to knit when I was a child, since when I have almost always had some sort of knitting on the go. I am still amazed at the enormous variety of designs and textures that can be created with a ball of yarn and a couple of needles.
I usually have at least two projects in progress, one which requires a bit of concentration and another 'television project' which I can knit while watching TV.
At the moment I am enjoying exploring designs which don't require much sewing up at the end (every knitter's least favourite part of the process, I think). This is one of the reasons I like knitting Belinda's designs so much - you can't see the joins!
I was to taught to knit and crochet by a lovely elderly neighbour, when I was 7 years old. Basically I haven't stopped since and now I'm a lady of leisure I have added patchwork and quilting to my daily schedule
My 5 year old grandaughter is now learning from me. And so it goes on!
My name is Sandy and I am a knitaholic! I am totally addicted to pure, natural yarns in all its guises. The myriad of textures and colours are simply amazing and really get me excited.
I get so much pleasure turning these yarns into something simply wonderful using just a couple of sticks and a bit of patience. Being a bit of a floozy I would knit anything for anyone.
My mum taught me how to knit when I was quite young. The very first thing I knitted was cover for my doll’s bed, a bit holey I remember!!
I have a family and have always enjoyed knitting for my children and my grandchildren. Now I knit because I just love to see a few balls of yarn changing into a garment that someone will love to wear. I love the challenge of trying out interesting and different new designs. I have knitted for several designers and often wonder who is wearing the garments and where in the world they live.
Row, row, row ............ No, the children didn't think it was funny either!!! I absolutely adore making things be it cooking, knitting, spinning, sewing, patchwork etc and have done from a very early age. I have taught my children to knit too and they have been know to take it up in a time of crisis to calm the nerves. I was thrilled to have been picked to knit for Belinda and love the challenge of something different to try, especially with a dead line!!
The first thing I remember knitting was a bottle green scarf, Mrs Balcolm, my lovely teacher probably knitted most of it herself but I remember being very proud of the scarf aged 6!
There began my lifelong on/off passion for knitting which is rekindled every time a see a new pattern or feel some new yarn that I just have to have....... alpaca, silk and other natural yarns being my current hearts desire.
I am a self confessed Knitaholic. I just love creating wonderful knitted items.
The feeling of achievement is immense and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, when I give someone a knitted gift from my heart.
I love knitting!!
My grandmother, who I spent a lot of time with until I was 19, taught me to knit and crochet before I could walk unaided.
I suffered an extensive hiatus following my divorce but soon picked the sticks up again – it is my therapy.
Two “sayings” spring to mind when I’m knitting – “I knit therefore I am’ and ‘I knit so that I don’t kill people!!’
It is an honour for me to knit for Belinda – her patterns are contemporary and innovative and her yarn is probably the nicest yarn I have EVER knitted with and my particular favourites are the Silky and the Light Silky – so soft and luscious and I love them
Happy Knitting to all who share my passion.
I knit therefore I am. I knit when I'm happy, I knit when I'm stressed. I knit for pleasure and I knit for practical reasons, I have even been known to knit whilst walking down the street. I blame my mother for this obsession, she taught me to knit when I was a small child and I would sit next to her and make boob tubes for my Barbie whilst she made clothes and blankets for my younger siblings.
Knitting continues to act as a source of bonding for us, for years every time I came across an instruction in a knitting pattern that I didn't understand I would ring my mum in a panic and she would calmly talk me through what it meant. I am proud to say that things have now come full circle and I am finally managing to teach her new things about knitting (she holds me responsible for her current obsession with sock knitting!).
For me knitting isn't a fad that goes in and out of fashion it is an integral part of who I am and something I hope to pass on to my own daughter as she gets older.
I was raised in a crafting family who taught me how to do many makes from lace, cross stitch to felting, wool making and many more. The one skill I fell for the most was passed on by my nan who taught me how to knit!! With such a family I grew up in many home made clothing items but the best were always the jumpers from my nan.
I have been knitting myself for a few years now and can't even manage to go on holiday without a set of needles and some wool!! Its my relaxing time after a crazy day in work and the best way I have found to de-stress!!
(photo of Kate on her Wedding morning)
I have been knitting since a visit to Alton Towers when I was 7!! My Grandma brought me a knitting set from the gift shop and I was knitting before I arrived home......hooked!! After about 5 years absence I took up knitting again and encouraged a work colleague to knit and together we joined a local knitting group. I love knitting and I love teaching work colleagues and encouraging others to take it up. After a stressful day nursing what could be more chilled than a bottle of wine, a large cake, British Bake Off, size 10 knitting needles and gorgeous wool!!
I have been knitting for many years, having been taught at an early age by my Gran. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful, handmade items can be crafted using yarn, sticks and patience.
I enjoy knitting with exquisite yarn, using classic patterns to make beautiful pieces for people to treasure. My favourite techniques include lace and fair-isle.
Knitting to me is all about giving pleasure to others, I rarely knit for myself and when I do its usually socks, it’s also a good excuse to sit down with a mug of tea and a big slice of cake, it’s well known I'll do anything for cake.