I have always been interested in fiber crafts/arts. That is something that comes
naturally for me.
It has always been with me, I remember knitting outfits for Barbie, yes of course
My doll babies had their blankets and quilts. I went though a relentless
hat/scarf stage that lasted years. Looking back at pictures I see many friends
and family wearing hats that are setting on top of their heads (too small) or
big enough that it was a problem to see their eyes. But I thought these items
were beautiful and was so proud of them. Now when I see the photos I realize
that I truly am blessed to know a great group of people that will look silly to
In high school I entered my purse, tote bag stage. I had so many purses, what is
a girl to do. Woe be to anyone who complimented me on my purse, I could
promptly gift that to them and make a different one.
I had a huge run on afghans in college, what better way to unwind than sit
around the dorm and knit a large square. And I had no shortage of people that
As we all do I had periodic dry spells.
I had a monster creative surge in the 90's with quilts, my first year I made five.
But I have always returned to knitting.
It wasn't until I got a stable job and settled down that knitting really took
a hold of me. It was then I started knitting sweater, socks and shawls.
Since then I have streamlined my crafts, and just concentrated on
sewing and knitting, until recently when I discovered spinning. But
that is another post.