K. M.


Austin, TX

Member since:

August 2, 2012

Who taught you how to knit/crochet and how long have you been doing it?

Pretty typical: My mom taught me to make a chain stitch to keep me quiet in the back seat of our car, but that's as far as that went. She cast stitches for me so I could knit in a school play. I made a very warped, tight acrylic washrag. When I think about all she could have taught me if I'd only awakened to my love for making things.... I was more interested in writing bad poetry and gluing satirical collages but mostly couldn't see past being a teenager. I like to imagine her reactions to my completed projects...and my sadsack cooking! I learned to crochet from "Crochet for Dummies" in 2006.

What's your favorite fiber?

Cotton. So round and crisp. Beyond that, every fiber is good for something. If I knitted, i think i would enjoy sock yarn more.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with loads of cashmere and rosewood needles (or hooks), what would you make?

A cashmere fishing net! Then a bag for gathering mangos. Then a hammock. Mmmmm.... Strand me.

For you, does knitting/crocheting seem like it's going to be a passing fancy or a lifelong passion? (Hint: If you've been doing it for more than 3 years, I think we already have your answer.) :)

I have a SEVERE problem with passing fancies. SERIOUSLY. Shrinky dinks, paper dolls ( and puppets and theaters), tarot reading, the ukulele....these are all things I am reminded of when I look at my bookshelf. CROCHET IS THE ONLY THING I HAVE HELD ONTO FOR MORE THAN A MATTER OF MONTHS AS A FUNCTIONAL ADULT. Sorry for the all caps.


Hello. I found ya'll on Ravelry where I have no friends but lots of projects in my cue. I have crocheted for five years and will eventually try knitting. I would love to meet people who share my love for fiber arts and make friends in my new city.

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