It all started in 4th grade. My first experience with knitting. Ever since, yarn has been a part of my life. I started out with terribly scratchy acrylic yarn on needles that I am sure were 3 sizes to small, as one does right? I made very tight stitches that made my hands cramp. No clue about gauge or really what I was doing. All I knew was that I enjoyed the heck out of it.
Now here I am, 25 years later. Still knitting. Still crocheting. And rather than getting tired of the craft, my passion for it has only grown. It is my therapy. It keeps me calm and gives me peace of mind. As corny as it sounds, knitting has gotten me though some low points in my life but, its also been a highlight. I work in a shop where I get to teach people how to knit and see get them all worked up over yarn the same way I do! It makes me happy.
That gets me to the point of this whole thing. I love yarn. I mean, I REALLY love yarn. I love that you can take a single strand and turn it into a sweater! How crazy is that? I love the endless rainbow of colors you can get. I have so many inspirations for color ways and Im constantly imagining new ones. So I am venturing into that side of the fiber arts and starting my own hand dyed yarn. From bright to variegated to tonal, I dye colors that make me smile. They are colors that make me want to reach for them and make something beautiful. This space is dedicated to my experiments in achieving just that. Some might not work out but as a dear friend always says, "mistakes are an opportunity to learn." These will be the words to live by.
Someday soon these will be out in the world being turned into beautiful finished pieces. That is my goal. Thank you for stopping by, reading my story and by doing so, supporting me on this crazy new journey!