I have been involved with some type of crafting since I was 7 years old. Knitting has been with me the longest, taught to me by my Great Aunt Zelda. But, my other crafts have been crocheting, ...
I have been involved with some type of crafting since I was 7 years old. Knitting has been with me the longest, taught to me by my Great Aunt Zelda. But, my other crafts have been crocheting, beading, weaving, sewing, spinning, cake decorating, and gardening.
I have been employed or associated with knitting shops since about 1994, teaching private and group classes, helping knitters choose projects as well as choosing the fiber for their projects. I also am involved in contract knitting, as well as finishing projects for others as well as charity knitting.
I am now getting ready to launch my website, youandmeknit.com, that will include technique videos, patterns, online classes using FaceTime and Skype and home knitting parties for beginners, intermediate and advanced knitters.
My daughter, Ashley, was my inspiration. In 2011 she decided to participate in the Shamrock Run. She came up with the idea of hand knit knee socks, but she had never knit them before. So, She knit the legs, I knit the feet and then I Kitchener Stitched them together. We were going to make the gloves and a hat to match but ran out of time.
So this year, 2012, she ran again, and she had her Gauntlet Fingerless Gloves and a tam. When I put it in my LYS, http://www.yarnandteashop.com/, they were a big hit. I have taught one class already and have another scheduled in August.
8 stitches per inch