Day 11 – The Letter K:
I have chosen ‘knitting’ as my letter K because I have very fond memories of my mother, Enid Dinnis, sitting in her armchair and knitting. It was one of her main hobbies, along with putting jigsaws together. She was always knitting something, usually for me and later for her grandchildren, although she also knitted for herself and my Dad. During my childhood I remember her knitting his socks. When I was a child she would take me down the road to the local knitting wool shop. This was in Warren Road, Woodingdean and was called ‘Cherry-Lyn’ after the ladies two daughters. I just had a little look online and the shop appears to still be there. Mum and me would look through the knitting patterns, choosing the garment she would work on next, then we would choose the wool. I was always surprised at how easily she could follow a complicated pattern, nothing was too tricky for her. She taught me to knit, and I managed to make a few cardigans and jumpers but I could never follow the more complicated designs. As I think back over these things, I feel a sudden stirring to begin knitting again! I’ll let you know how I get on!