In my attempt to start blogging daily, I am starting a brand new meme, or theme, on my blog. Every Tuesday I am going to click shuffle on my iPod (he's called Bertie - not that I'm completely insane for naming my iPod) and whatever song pops up, I must write about what that song title or lyrics makes me think of in regards to knitting.
So this week, Bertie has chosen 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Michael Bublé. For me, this song instantly makes me think of my love for knitting.
At first, like all great relationships, I hated it. I thought it was silly, and would giggle if anyone under the age of 40 mentioned that they knitted. Then, when I developed M.E, I started looking into things that would help me pass the time. One evening, I was watching a documentary on pain. Throughout the programme I noticed that a few of those suffering with chronic pain were knitting. This was not commented on during the programme, so I decided to take it upon myself to try knitting as pain therapy.
Fortunately, my Mum had needles and yarn at the ready and she attempted to teach me to knit. I say attempted as I have no natural talent for crafts, or creative things for that matter, at all. I couldn't even put the needle through the yarn to make a stitch, I was that awful. I stuck with it though, repeating the famous Teletubbie line of 'Again, Again!'
I finally managed to get the hang of it, and a few hours later I found myself with my first square. Those few hours I spent teaching myself to knit, was the most fun I'd had in a while, frustrating and stressful at times, but still fun.
That was the day I fell in love with knitting, and my love has never wavered since.