Our latest featured designer is the lovely Colleen from Colleen's creations: "The opportunity arose to become a supplier of knitwear to our Pay it Forward shop in March 2014. It gives me great pleasure to provide a variety of babies and toddlers knitted garments - both classic and modern. Currently I am supplementing this range with adult headbands and fingerless hand warmers.
I have been knitting since I was 10 years old. My Mum was a great knitter and she has passed all her skills and knowledge on to me. I lived on a dairy farm and had four brothers and a Dad to knit for. Mum and I would knit a garment together in fairly short time and it was in our very cold winters I first realised the value of wearing wool.
I prefer to knit with wool as it is a natural fibre and if a woollen garment is looked after it will last for a very long time. There is a wonderful range of wool and colours available and I enjoy knitting with the thicker wools as well as the much finer 3 and 4plys which are more suitable for our babies. Finding the right button or toggle for my knitwear is important for the perfect finish.
Over the years I have provided Knitwear for my children, my grandchildren, friends grandchildren, neighbours children and I also like to donate some to a variety of charities".