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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Jenny is Knitty Galore

 An enterprising UoC student is using her knitting skills to earn some extra cash to help fund her university studies.

Jenny Sewell, 23, is studying for a masters degree in physiotherapy but has knitted since the age of four, and she is now selling her homemade knits via her 'Knitty Galore' Facebook page.

Jenny, originally from Whitley Bay said: "I decided to start making things for a few extra pennies whilst I'm a student. On my page people can make requests, and share patterns. I also teach people how to knit."

Knitting is not only a money earner for Jenny, as it also provides relief from her Trichotillomania, which is the urge to subconsciously pull out ones hair. Jenny said knitting has saved her from the problem by keeping her hands busy.

Jenny can make an intriguing range of knitted products from jumpers to 'mug hugs', which are knitted mug warmers that she can rattle off in just a couple of hours.

She first started knitting when her great grandmother taught her to knit clothes for her dolls at the age of four, and her favourite knit has been her striped jumper as it was her first big project.

Knitted jumpers are one of the big trends this season and Jenny responded to knitting critics by saying: "People who think knitting is for old people should stop being so silly and stereotypical, if you have patience knitting is so rewarding."

To request a knitted product from Jenny or learn how to knit yourself find her 'Knitty Galore' Facebook page.


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