My road to crafting began with a basic need to clothe my children. Armed with a sewing machine and a few basic unisex patterns, I started sewing. From there I discovered that I could actually crochet and watch tv at the same time. It really maximized my relaxation time. Some years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn to knit. Being able to access the internet, I was able to teach myself. No one told me that I was supposed to start with something easy like a plain scarf. So I dived right in with a pair of socks. Talk about sweating bullets! I shed many a tear over that pair of socks but I got through them! I haven't stopped knitting since. Besides being able to sew, crochet, and knit, I also make jewelry and paint.