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I am 29 years old, a member of the Ganhada (Raven) tribe of the Tsimshian Nation from Metlakatla (BC), and I live in Prince Rupert (where I also grew up) with my family - which includes two rather ...
I am 29 years old, a member of the Ganhada (Raven) tribe of the Tsimshian Nation from Metlakatla (BC), and I live in Prince Rupert (where I also grew up) with my family - which includes two rather spoiled dogs!
I grew up in a large family of artists and crafters - 3 uncles, 6 aunts, 23 first cousins, 33 (and counting) second cousins, 5 (and counting) third cousins (not including in-laws, and on my mother's side alone as I still have not attempted counting those on my father's side!).
I was first introduced into this world at home by my parents. My father was (and still is) always drawing and sketching out native designs or carving various artifacts. It was because of him that I gained an interest in art and creating new designs for my crafting; My mother was the crafter. I remember her always crocheting dainty doilies, embroidering intricate designs onto pillowcases, and knitting sweaters for me. She taught me the basics as a child as she had a number of my older cousins. I remember watching them as they gathered around our living room.
While much of my artist talents were limited to high school, I took up crafting again when I was 19 and became serious about my work. Using many different magazines, books, and websites, I taught myself more advanced techniques in the arts of knitting and crochet.
I have recently begun to sell my finished work.
I was enjoying making my 8-Ridge hat but I wanted a design that would allow me to incorporate more colours. Specifically I wanted to make a hat in the local high school colours. So, I came up with this.
This hat is loose and comfortable and fits anyone!
It's good for complimenting your style or showing off your team/school spirit and for keeping you nice and warm on chilly days/nights.
The design is simple enough to not be out of place with anything in your wardrobe!
Using yarns like Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable and Bernat Mosaic will result in a snugger fit than yarns like Red Heart Team Spirit. Also works well with yarns like Waverly for Bernat.