I’m a writer, photographer, yarn enthusiast and all around crafty girl with a gift for gabbing and a talent for acquiring hobbies. So basically, I like collecting things (including stories), talking too much, and taking pretty pictures.
I started knitting in my first semester of college, when I saw a senior girl working on a project in front of crackling fire in an old college dorm. We were surrounded by co-eds happily clicking their needles, and there was a mystical, time-honored tradition of old about the whole thing that reminded me of the 1900s instead of the 21st century. I immediately wanted to learn to knit as well, and after letting me play with her project for a bit, the senior girl instructed me to go out, buy my own materials, and she’d teach me how. My first scarf took two years to complete and is now a lap blanket in my parent’s house. Yeah, it’s “special.”
It took the invention of Ravelry to turn me from a “person who knits” into a “knitter.” I heard the word Ravelry begin spreading across the Internet the first month or so that it started in spring 2007, but at that point I was on a hiatus from knitting. There was no way I was going to join just one more unnecessary website out there. But come fall 2008 I’d come down with a case of the knitting bug. I was knitting up a storm of scarves and needing an outlet for all of the yarn I was buying and hoarding. I joined Ravelry and the rest, as they say, is history.
The ability to tap into a modern, vibrant network of fellow enthusiasts around the world has helped my knitting talents grow and bloom, from experiments in dyeing yarn and designing original patterns to creating unique stitch markers and other notions for yarn and fiber lovers like myself. I invite you along for the ride as I knit my way through the fiberlicious fantasia of my life. Or, you know, just to look at the pretty pictures.