Cher Lloyd: I just love knitting

Cher Lloyd: I just love knitting

It can be easy to imagine that superstars live lives of endless razzmatazz and partying - and hard to believe that they might just like to do a normal activity like nipping home, getting out some colourful yarn and doing some knitting.

However, the reality is very different for some - particularly Cher Lloyd. Once the hormonal, temperamental teenager on The X Factor, she has been lying low for a while, but popped up at the Isle of Wight Festival to speak to Heat Magazine about what exciting things she has been up to. 

"I've recently taken up knitting," she confessed. "I knit scarves and blankets but that's as far as I am at as the patterns are confusing me. I watch EastEnders and do my knitting - it's relaxing."

Yes, that's right, the former wild child has decided a great way to get her life on the straight and narrow is to get the needles out and start making something practical. 

Indeed, Cher was very open about the need to find some maturity and balance in her life, hence her two-year sabbatical from the music industry. She remarked: "I realised I had a lot of growing up to do, and it's the best thing I could have done. I needed to do a lot of growing up...I was a brat when I was on The X Factor."

Of course, it would be tempting to think how other singers could benefit from a similar approach - imagine Miley Cyrus taking some time out and knitting herself some clothes to wear, for instance. But for Cher the difficulty she mentioned with patterns shows that getting the hang of knitting is not always easy.

Lots of beginners may feel much the same way, but there is no need to worry. Try some of these patterns in the Thick 'n' Thin Range and you should find yourself getting the hang of it soon enough, before trying something more complicated.

Who knows, perhaps Cher will try some of these herself, as might other superstars like Harry Styles.

The Daily Star recently quoted insiders close to One Direction's Where We Are world tour that Harry loves to get the knitting needles out when he needs to relax.

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