Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Knit and Natter Sunday

I was looking through my photo albums this week for one of my sons, and realised my knitting and crochet has not changed much over the years.

Colourful multi coloured back then- spot my beloved cat in this one too.

The pattern was in a Prima magazine, and I really really wish I had kept it.

My first ever crochet blanket- long since departed.
We still have this one- now in use as the picnic blanket, but it did make a great den!

I still knit in multi colours and crochet granny square blankets- long may I continue.

Current knitting
Current crochet!

Does anyone else have photos of their old work, which reflects their current makes? Love to hear what you think.

Stay safe


Comments on: "Knit and Natter Sunday" (29)

  1. My taste has changed a bit, but I am still a sucker for a Norwegian sweater pattern, a small floral and a scrap quilt! Love those photos of your boys! I have a photo somewhere of my girls in some of the fancy dresses I made them back when they were small, I’ll have to dig them out!

  2. You do beautiful work! Lovely sweaters and afghans, both then and now πŸ™‚

  3. Gorgeous photos of the boys, make me smile!

  4. Heartwarming photos of gorgeous fun and colourful knits. I used to clothe my husband in all sorts of ‘trendy’ knits in the 70s – he was not in the least bit trendy and were teased a lot by friends and family! Blanket dens are the best!

  5. Lovely pictures and lovely crochet! It’s fun that your kids made a den out of the blanket and it is still used for picnics today. Great memories. X

  6. A lifelong love affair with colour, and it looks as if it might be genetic if your young grandson is anything to go by… I don’t knit or crochet, but I can show an English Paper Pieced quilt from 35 years ago, my first ever. Not in daily use, but still in one piece and much loved. I might have to refurbish it a bit one of these days…. Oh dear, something else for the To Do list!

  7. I didn’t sew or knit for my girls when they were little – although I have no idea why because I could do both. I think, unlike you, my tastes have changed over the years but, as I have no photos to prove it, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

    • I do take your word for it! I loved making things for my children, in fact I thought I would be a bad Mummy if I didn’t. I have been making things since I was about 9 years old- I blame the Brownies!

  8. lovely photos, although I’m laughing at how your kids are nice & warm on the top half but bare legs & feet on the bottom half lol.
    I didn’t know how to knit properly, or crochet when my kids were Young. I didn’t sew either! So no old family pics with my crafting.

  9. I love the sweaters! I should look to see if I have photos of my early knitting.

  10. What fun pictures and beautiful work!! I love that you still enjoy using such fun and colorful yarns πŸ˜€

  11. I love the sweaters!!! Wow, they look so super colourful, I bet the kids loved them. I still have pictures of my first knits, they might be on the blog except for the very first scarf I made … (I’m still gonna photograph this one day. πŸ˜‰ It was a kit from ALDI, with one of those horrible bobble scarves)

    • My boys loved them, especially the oldest who totally disregarding school unifrom rules wore it every day to school for a term, and I had not one complaint from the teacher. I love bright colours on children. A bobble scarf- that one passed me by- bobble hats yes- please do post.

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