Around this time five years ago I knitted my first shawl. I could knit but had started again in order to re-balance my mind.
I was due to go home to London and thought I would search out a yarn shop. So I found online that Loop was moving and having a party. Off I went to Islington and found the most delightful shop full of yarn and people. As I made my way through the shop not knowing what to buy I came across a friend of a friend. She was very helpful in me choosing my purchase. I think the free Pimms helped too. I purchased Malabrigio lace in the Bobby blue colourway.
I couldn't wait to cast on so I got my mum to hold the yarn whilst I wound it into a ball.
I worked away at this shawl until I kept ending up with the wrong amount of stitches. I also found out this lace weight yarn was difficult to unpick.
This was when I decided to make stitch markers.
Then in between my games at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, I would work away at the shawl. I learnt to challenge myself as I started to knit, lace work and kitchener stitch.
Five years later the shawl is still going strong and if successful I am looking to knit another shawl at another Championships, keep your fingers crossed for me.