Wednesday 25 April 2012

Blog Week 2012- 3KCBWDAY3 - My Heros


Today I want to talk about my knitting and crocheting heroines. I can't say that there has been only one single person who has inspired me, but rather a collection of wonderfully talented people who I admire and because of them feel very motivated and driven in my crafting lifestyle.

The first would have to be my Mother-in-law. From the first time I met her, I used to watch her with fascination as she would whip up one garment after the other with only a few days of work. Not only was I completely enthralled by her pace, but her knitting style was something I had long wanted to accomplish. I am a very slow knitter and my style is (I think I have read it described as) an english way of knitting, whereas she knits in a continental style, barely looking down at her work as she flew through her WIPs.

When I moved back to S.A. I dabbled a little with knitting, creating scarves and beanies for my loved ones but that was as far as my creative juices flowed as I didn't think I could possibly manage to knit anything bigger.

Through our homeschooling journey I came into contact with Linda (Natural Suburbia) and we connected right away. She too would fascinate me endlessly as she would sit at our homeschool afternoons knitting up a storm. I recall early on in our friendship her telling me that she had to knit all these bunnies for an easter order, and I thought to myself  "Whew, rather you than me, that sounds like far too much hard work!" As our friendship grew she constantly encouraged me to pick up some needles and try to be creative. She was such a wonderful mentor, always believing in my capabilities and motivating me to go further and to try new things. If anything she has been one of the greatest inspirations to my knitting hobby.

I am ever so grateful to Linda and my mom-in-law for inspiring me into what I can only call my rescuing force. I hope all of the crafters out there have had the possibility to meet someone as awe-inspiring as I have!

See you tomorrow!


  1. I like your entry on this topic as well. It´s very personal, and suddenly I remembered that my mother in law taught me how to crochet a few years ago. I should call her and say thanks.

  2. My dear friend, I am honoured by your kind words and blessed to know you.
    xo xo

  3. It was lovely to read about your mom-in-law and your friend. It is so special to have inspiring people close to us in our lives.

  4. Thank you to all of you who commented, I must say that I feel those who take the time to comment and the followers of my blog mean just as much to me and motivate me on a daily basis, so a BIG thank you to all of you.


  5. Very sweet. Its nice to know where people get their love of knitting and inspirations.


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