Knitting isn’t really a craft I do often, though. At the moment I am knitting up some new dishcloths and in the past I have made the usual scarf and even the odd jumper. Recently I decided to teach myself the continental method of knitting, essentially the yarn is held in the left hand rather than the right. As I am a lefty, I find it easier to switch between knit and purl this way.
A few years ago, there was a knitting revolution. All of a sudden it was hip to be seen with a pair of needles and apparently all the celebs were clicking away. As a result, a plethora of books on modern knit patterns were published and yarns in every colour and texture appeared on the market.
Knitting is the other meditative yarn craft. Knitting your own stuff will probably not save you much money, but it’s another possible skill to learn and another source of industry and pride. If you’re wanting to learn how to knit, there are a lot of videos on the net but I find cyberseams videos easy to follow even though they are silent.
Some knitting blogs
Australian Online Yarn Stores
- Bendigo Woollen Mills (probably the most famous; good quality and value for money)
- Wool Baa
- Yarn Barn
- Needle Nook
- Knitting Yarns
- Knitting Yarn Shop
- The Wool Shack
- Yay For Yarn
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.