I first learned to knit when I was a kid. Like most small children, I did a few rows of garter stitch, realized it took Forever, then stopped. I’ve always been involved in crafting in some form, however; I made clothes for my dolls out of scraps out of material when I was a kid, then I jumped on the friendship bracelet craze and made hundreds of those. I tried handsewing again, made a couple of quilts, then didn’t really have an outlet for a few years.

In 2005, I was shopping in a department store and saw a knitting kit. I was drawn to it, though it was for a yoga bag and too advanced for me (which I didn’t realize at the time). I ended up using the yarn to make dishcloths, and went from there.

Although I do come from a long line of crafty people (mother, aunts, grandmother), I learned how to knit mostly on my own with help from the awesome community at Craftster, videos from Knitting Help, and Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch books. After getting one of her knitting books, I found a version for crochet and picked that up too.

I love making mostly small items, amigurumi, mitts, socks, hats and scarves.


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