Who am I?
Good question. I am still figuring that one out.
I am in my mid twenty in a PhD program in California with a great husband, who supports me in so many ways. I have many interests, languages, horses, books, gardening, and wine, which I am sure will crop up from time to time.
How did I start knitting?
When I was a young girl, several different people taught me how to knit. Unfortunately, I didn’t care much for knitting at the time. I was bored by the endless stockinette patterns, that seemed neither creative or fun to me. I made a horse blanket for my toy horses and a scarf. Then I stopped.
Years went by, and the skills of knitting were buried under the sands of time, sleeping but not dead. Only to be awakened by the creative call.
The call came in the form of a birth announcement.
No not mine, but my sister-in-law’s. Suddenly, I remembered the treasured hand knit blanket my own grandmother had made for me. I still have it. I wanted my nephew to have something of his own that he could treasure as well. So I told my mom I wanted knitting needles and yarn for Christmas.
I bought the softest baby yarn I could find, (an awesome brand called Heaven. It’s so soft) and went to work on my stockinette pattern. It wasn’t totally easy. I hadn’t knitted in years and I had to frequently youtube how to do a knit or a purl stitch. When I finished it, I felt like I was on top of the world. My sister-in-law, who is amazing, loved it and was kind enough to praise me. That was all I needed to continue and I fell head over heels in love with knitting. See my first blog post to read about my first big project.
I have now been knitting for over an year and a half. Check out my projects here on the blog or on my Ravelry page.
I like knitting baby stuff, lace anything, and lace shawls. I am afraid to try adult clothes, but I am trying to change that this summer.