Rachel D.

Location:

San Jose, CA

Member since:

July 2, 2006

How long have you been knitting? New enthusiast or old hand? What are your favorite knitting techniques these days?

I learned to knit as a kid, but never really did anything with it, and dropped it for 30 years. Then I got the idea in the fall of 05 to knit some hats as Christmas gifts. 2 hats later, I was hooked. Now I can't stop!

What kind of objects do you like to knit? Do you keep 'em, sell 'em or give 'em away?

I've been getting into sweaters and sleeveless tops lately. And I can't seem to stop spinning. Not knitting with what I spin, just spinning.

How did you start knitting? Who taught you and how did you catch the bug?

My mother taught me the basics when I was about 9. Since I picked it up again last fall, I've learned everything from the internet (yay blogs, Ravelry and online tutorials!).

What is one topic you want to learn more about in knitting or fiber arts, and why?

I need more spinning skills! I've got the basics down but want to expand to other techniques and fibers (though I did just spin and knit something out of cashmere).

Introduction

Hey! My husband and I moved to San Jose from Vermont in Spring of '06. I'd started knitting just before I got here but since then it's become a huge part of my life - and so has spinning.

What Rachel D. is saying about this Meetup Group

I'm very happy that I found it! Everyone was very friendly, and there wasn't any exclusive/elitist attitude as far as I could tell. I'll be joining you again!


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