I got my start with knitting and crocheting when I visited my Grannie during summer vacations. Knitting didn’t come to me easily at the time because I learned on long, straight aluminum knitting needles (it was the 70s), and my little hands couldn’t get the hang of them. I got as far as the backwards loop cast-on and the knit stitch. When all I could do was garter stitch scarves after a lot of struggling, I gave it up.
Years passed and I picked knitting back up when I discovered circular knitting needles and they were made out of a variety of materials! Now I love knitting and it’s a source of relaxation, a way to vent my need to create, and a newfound source of community with other makers all over the world!
This passion for knitting has eventually led me to create my own knitting patterns because I wanted patterns that:
- are great for interruptions, tv watching, chatting.
- would be perfect for that special, one-of-a-kind, gotta-have-it yarn that I only got one skein of at the yarn shop because it was so pretty!
- highlight the beautify of handspun or those puffy, fancy, fluffy, art yarns.
- aid in stashbusting due to a growing yarn stash.
- makes best use of that wildly variegated yarn you picked up on a whim.
- didn’t have any purl stitches in them in case I wasn’t in the mood to purl.
- are interesting, but not too challenging because I just want to relax.
- is adjustable because you don’t want to have a lot of leftover yarn lying around.
- I could practice a new skill without it being boring or complicated. And once the skill was picked up, there was a shorthand version to refer to (so I didn’t have to weed through a lot of instruction once I learned the skill).
- once I got it started, are easily memorized so I didn’t need to look at the pattern!
If you have some of these same needs, take a look and maybe you’ll find one that’ll suit you, too! Take a look!
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As you can imagine, all these things I’ve made need a home. One of the odd things about me is that I really don’t wear much of what I create, so I have them in my Ravelry for sale or trade (“FSOT”) section for others to enjoy or gift. See what’s ready to ship here!
If you’d like to learn more about me and my designs, check out this interview by Carla Hanson of Purple Lamb Fiber Arts.
If you have any comments, feedback or ideas, please send me an email. I would love to hear from you!