I am a 26 year old, SAHM to two small children. Sir Thade is 3 years old and Lady Tru will turn 2 in October. I have been with my husband for 6 years, married for 4 1/2 years. We live way out in the country in NE Mississippi.
I decided that I wanted to learn to knit in August of 2007 and bought my first supplies in September 2007. Along with my size 8 knitting needles, yarn needles, and a skein of Red Heart Super Saver I snatched up a set of Knifty Knitter Looms. My thinking was that I could teach myself to needle knit a scarf and then make a matching hat for it when I taught myself how to knit on the looms. Well, the looms became my obsession. No, they aren’t necessarily easier…but they just seem like more fun sometimes. 😀 I didn’t give up needle knitting though. In fact, I am still teaching myself how to needle knit and had begun crocheting in January 2008. As of January, I became a loom pattern designer and shortly after, a teacher! I love teaching others how to loom or how to follow a pattern. Since then, I have designed more patterns and made tutorials to help others understand how to do different techniques on both the Knifty Knitter Loom and the Kiss Looms, which are a slightly different experience. I love all of my looms. I own Knifty Knitters, DecorAccents Looms, CinDWood Crafts looms…but my favorites are my Kiss Looms!
I recently ordered a drop spindle and some roving to teach myself how to spin my own yarn. And I am determined to teach myself how to tat as well. Obsessed? ABSOLUTELY! Next year, I will be begging for a spinning wheel and then the year after it will be sheep, alpacas, or rabbits! My husband is gonna hate me. LOL!
So, what is my ultimate goal in life?
I know that some people are just happy playing with yarn every once in a while and they don’t have a single problem following someone else’s patterns. My problems are that I have to touch yarn all the time if my fingers aren’t on a keyboard (or I am not doing the dreaded cleaning!) AND that I can’t follow someone else’s pattern to save my life. It isn’t that I have any problems reading a pattern. It is that I have a problem with not altering it or improving on it in some way. It is the same problem I suffer with when following a recipe. LOL!
When I am not totally engrossed in designing a pattern, looming up a friend’s pattern, or making tutorials, you can find me on some of the Yahoo Groups for the Kiss Looms (co-moderator), Loom Class (co-moderator and teacher/mentor), Loomer’s Break Room (where I jabber a LOT!), DA Looms, Gettin’ It Pegged (run by one of my best friends! She teaches classes on her group.), and the Knifty Knitter Looms group.
I am also a fluttering FlyBaby, desperately trying to find that perfect balance between yarny stuff and keeping the CHAOS in my house at bay. 😀