Hi there, I’m Jodie. Yes, I’m a real person. 🙂 Thanks for being here.
I started Knit Like Granny to show 1,000,000 people the joys of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion.
I’m Australian, traveling the country with my family. I love knitting and have met many fabulous knitters through this site. I love learning and helping others discover the joys of working with yarn. Please say hello!
Having grandmothers, aunts, family, and friends who loved knitting made such an impression on me.
Mum (“Granny” to my kids) is s the inspiration for this site.
I have hilarious memories of knitting parts of a jumper pattern with her. We were working on the sleeves, me the right sleeve, Mum the left.
When we finished, Mum’s sleeve was 1 1/2 times as long as mine!
A lesson in knitting tension right there 🙂
I was keen to get back into knitting after a lapse of a few years. So I’ve knitted baby blankets, cowls, and hats.
I love making dishcloths. I’ve learned new stitches, which I’ve enjoyed. They also made lovely gifts for wonderful people I’ve met on my travels.
A little bit more about me…
I’m originally from Melbourne, Australia. I attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where I met the love of my life.
Later I attended La Trobe University to gain a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. Then, I taught Food Technology in a high school.
My love of growing organic vegetables and cooking led to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
Teaching primary school-aged children the benefits of growing vegetables and preparing delicious meals was extremely rewarding.
All through these years, my love of crafts remained. Knitting, quilting, and sewing my own clothes were how I spent my spare time.
I love chatting with my readers! Get in touch here.
For the love of knitting 🙂