This is my very first ever attempt at knitting, double knitting wool, pink obviously, old size 12 needles, so fairly fine and not a bad start, though I say it myself!
I needed to learn as my beloved grandad wanted a pair of fingerless gloves with long ribs to keep his hands warm. These are now over 40 years old and my daughter still wears them every winter.
How's that for sustainability?!
The Fair Isle jumper was knitted from an incomplete 1930's pattern when I was about 15 - photo recently re-discovered!