At the age of 10
It started with my mother, encouraged by my college,after I became grandmother my daughter got wonderful yarns from USA , now varieties of yarn available in India online and the useful journey continues with nice patterns worldwide in many languages from YOUTUBE.Now the choice for yarns and patterns endless.
50 years completed. I have done nearly one thousand small and big projects.
When I was small one variety of Oswal available in all colours .When I was in Pune in 1985 I used multi colour yarns.Nowadays Shiny , Sparky ,more ply yarn etc are available. All types are useful in making different projects. Old projects can be opened washed and can be used for simple projects. Nowadays bigger yarns and bigger needles are my favorite to finish soon to get Soft items.
As our native is a hill station Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu ,the need for warm garmets made me to do.As my daughter lives in a cool place in USA I started making for daughter and grandson,his teachers and friends.As the YouTube designs are vast, and beautiful yarns are available online I am able to do wonderful items.
100% It has positive effects. Even if I go to sister's house I take little wool I prepare small gift and present her every time.Knitters never waste their time .Our freetime is made into an useful products .Really it maintains our mental health.
100% concentration is the need to do without mistakes. At home it is not possible all time. As I need perfection if I found a mistake I open do again always.
Some designs are really challenging like Squeezing the brain. We can take that project when we are Physically healthy and mentally free. I find knitting joint free double knitted bag is more challenging.