Mountain View, CAUSA
Hometown: Mountain View
March 23, 2011
My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was in elementary school. I've been knitting on and off since then, but didn't get really into it until my daughter was about to be born (even though I didn't finish that project until she was almost 3.5!), and, even then, I think I didn't get *really* serious until I bought a blocking board about two years ago. Why then? Because blocking boards are dang expensive, that's why! I also started down the path to spinning my own yarn at Stitches 2009, then at Stitches West 2010 I got my Lendrum DT and I am in love! As far as knitting goes, these days I am obsessed with socks and shawls--though I hardly ever finish any of them :) I also really realllly want to make a sweater and something with colorwork. I'm getting there though!
I like to knit socks, shawls, hats (just ask my daughter--she has a billion), fingerless gloves. I mostly give my stuff away. So far I think I've only made myself a pair of socks. I'm working on my first sweater though..I'm thinking I should've started with a bulky cropped cardigan instead of a laceweight cardi :) Live and learn! With spinning I tend to hoard all teh yarnz, but I'm in the process of starting to sell some and do custom spinning on the side.
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I want to learn more about colorwork and how to break free from the constraints of a pattern and just make what I want. I have ideas in my head, but I need to learn how to let go a little and not be so freaked out by ripping stuff back so that the ideas can come out. With spinning I want to learn how to do long draw and spin from batts! I am also trying to figure out sweater sizing. I've got the yarn, but the last two times I was really ready to start knitting a sweater for myself I ended up pregnant haha. Hopefully that doesn't prove to be a permanent trend!
I'm a wife and mother to three awesome kids. I got a BS in Earth Sciences from UCSC and love science, math, art, history and pretty much everything else...except bug stuff. That's nasty. I also love to laugh & have fun.
I love this group! It's a great group of people with a wide range of ages, life experiences, outside interests and personalities who all love the same thing I do (knitting)! Everyone I've met has been funny, pleasant and just fun to be around and I'm so glad to be part of everything.