Hi, I'm Niki and a forty something year old living in Cheshire, UK. I've been a proper knitter since I was about 18 years old, before that it was just mainly Doctor Who scarves. I consider myself to be a competant knitter. I have subscribed to "Knitting" magazine for nearly 3 years now and find it a huge source of information. I used to collect patterns for fun and probably have well over 300 hundred stashed away somewhere.
I also know how to crochet (a dear friend of my Mothers taught me as a child) but have never been taught what the stitches were called or how to follow a pattern so I'm trying to teach myself at the moment. Which is also confusing as I am left handed and having great difficult in transferring the information into left-handedness. Items made when I was a child were things like throws, doilies (sp), tissue box covers, toilet roll covers, place mats and the like.
Sorry for waffling on. Anyway, I'd like to thank DQ for her constant nagging me into registering which I have now finally done. I've known her for about three years from another forum and we meet up whenever we can. :D
Please be gentle with me