Hi! My name is Deb, and I also blog at Just a mom’s take on things…, where I share all about my pink-filled life as a mom of 3 girls, products we love and more. But this site is where I can share my love of knitting and fiber arts.
My mom taught me to knit when I was a child, but like many other kids I didn’t take to it at the time. I tried again when I was in college, but then it was crochet that drew me in and I happily crocheted blankets, doilies and more – anything and everything, as long as it was square/rectangular in shape or crocheted in the round.
After my kids were born in 2001, 2002 and 2006, I barely had time to think, much less pick up my crochet hook again. I worked on the same baby blanket for most of those years and discovered that I was experiencing hand pain when I did try to crochet. By 2007, my life was settling down enough that I missed crafting terribly and in an effort to minimize the hand pain, I decided to try knitting instead of crochet.
That’s where my passion for knitting began.
This time I taught myself, which was the best decision I could have made. I am ambidextrous in most areas, but knitting left-handed just felt right from the time I picked up the needles again. Therefore I knit ‘backwards’ to what most knitters do, but it works for me and I’ve had very little problems with adjusting stitches or patterns (so far). I still consider myself a (fairly advanced) beginner, as I’m constantly enjoying learning new knitting stitches and techniques. This site is where I share my journey through the world of knitting.