Leslie with her first intarsia mitten

Purl &Leslie &son

:: Leslie Tuck, Solicitor ::

When did you first start knitting and why?

I was in my 20s when I first started. I felt it was a skill set I should have as I could use it to make something that was pretty and useful. I stopped for ten years and then recently I found out a bunch of my friends here in Yorkshire did it so we started a knitting group together.

What do you enjoy about the knitting process?

It’s so very relaxing! When you have 50 million things to think about, it’s a way to focus on something and give your brain time to relax. I also get a big sense of pride, especially when I’m knitting Jane’s patterns.

What item that you’ve knitted are you most proud of?

I think that whatever the last thing you knitted was is always the one you feel proud of! I’m currently making a matching glove and hat set for my sister that I’m REALLY PROUD of.

Do you have any knitting ambitions?

I’d love to make a proper piece of upper body clothing, but seems so big, the different parts, patterns and shapes. All those different techniques – it just seems magical to me!

When did you first discover Purl&Jane?

I met Jane through a friend of ours doing open water swimming. I’d heard of the shop so when I met her and she was so lovely, I was determined to pop in.

What do you like about the shop?

It’s all just so gorgeous, so well designed – everything is tidy and beautifully organised. Jane is really helpful, has so much knowledge and she’s so friendly and patient when you ask for help.

Would you recommend 1. Knitting and 2. The shop to a friend?

Yes and I have done. I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about it.

:: Mini case study! Bramwell Tuck, age (nearly) 6 ::

When did you start knitting?

Just before Christmas. I’m making a practice rectangle and I would like to make a scarf next.

What do you enjoy about Purl&Jane?

I like the shop because there are lots of different colour yarns and funny little toys. Jane is lovely and polite.


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