Over the last few years, we have all increasingly been interested in nostalgia. It seems like we are all looking to the past to rekindle memories and remember important events and daily tasks often forgotten in modern times.
With the growth of TV programmers remembering times of old, we are all more aware of what our grandparents and ancestors used to do in their era. We are looking back at what people used to eat and what they would do to keep themselves occupied.
In the early 1900’s people did not have digital media or TV programmers to keep them happy and you were even lucky if your home had a radio; usually only the very wealthy in society would have a radio or any forms of listening to the outside world to keep them occupied on long winters evenings.
In the era before digital media and TV, many people would play card games, read, sew or even look to knitting to keep themselves occupied. All of these hobbies have now become more popular in modern times.
Baking was usually carried out as a means to ensure there was fresh bread and food on the table, it was a necessity rather than a fun past time or luxury and if you were a family who were not rich enough to employ a cook, you would have been baking everyday to ensure your family had food on the table.
Baking has seen a huge comeback, in part thank you to TV and for our need to reminisce and look back to see what our grandparents would have been baking. With baking kits available, it’s an easy and cheap hobby to start, you even get to eat your creation at the end.
Many other hobbies have become popular in our modern times. Sewing was a skill every women would have needed to perfect years ago. Making do and mending was a way of saving money and in the early 1900’s certain materials and clothes were rationed.
Sewing was the best way of ensuring you could make your own and your families clothes last longer. If you visit any city, you will find places you can go and sit with like minded people and sew together, you can even attend night school and learn the art of dressmaking. All you will need is a basic sewing kit.
As well as sewing, more and more people are now looking to knitting. Usually a hobby we imagine old ladies and our grandparents taking part in, it’s now a growing trend all over the country and the world. As more of us look for more ways to relax and be creative at the same time, knitting offers an ideal way of doing both.
There are now coffee shops and clubs for like minded people with a passion for wool and needles. They meet up and discuss their new patterns or show off their next creation whilst sharing ideas and having a coffee. It’s a hobby that is fairly inexpensive to start, in the most part you will just need a set of needles and some wool.
There are a range of different patterns you can choose to knit; from a jumper, scarf, hat, gloves to a lovely woolen dress for winter. With so many options for beginners and experts alike.
There are now online sites specializing in everything to do with knitting and can even buy knitting kits; the kits will include everything you need to start your new pattern. You can buy a kit to make jumpers and it will typically include wool and the pattern. You can choose the type of wool included; from the luxury 100% Peruvian to the beautiful Inca wool.
If you choose to take it up as your new hobby, ordering a knitting kit online maybe a good place to start, then why not find a local group or coffee shop where you can meet new friends and learn your new hobby together.