I took up hand knitting in 1981 because I wanted things that I could not afford, so thought I'd try making them. I surprised myself with the discovery that I have a knack for this, much to my delight! Because we manage our money carefully, I determined that I would not make this an expensive hobby, but rather an inexpensive way to provide clothing for my household, so I have not taken expensive classes nor purchased many books. In fact, I own one reference book, and belonged to the Knitting Guild just one year -- to complete two master courses. I have honed my craft through personal effort and discovery, and am passing such to other knitters at very affordable prices.
My personal preferences fall into the traditional realm: Fair Isle, Norwegian, Aran, Guernsey, Argyle, Shetland. I have made sweaters, shawls, socks, hats, mittens, doilies, lace things, cable things, multicolored things. In so doing, I have discovered, invented and researched a multitude of techniques for producing professional quality garments.
I am an artist, and since there doesn't seem to be much knitting clip art out there in cyber space, I have added some to my site. It is free for the taking (non-commercial use only). Am also adding photos of some of my finished projects, along with projects done by my students. Please check the site index menu to find these things.
I love to do needlework, draw, sew, make music, even home school my kids (sometimes), but there is something much more precious than all of these -- the Lord Jesus. Without Him, I can do nothing at all. Even in my fiber art endeavors, many times when I have faced a challenge that seemed to be out of my reach, I have prayed and Jesus has actually given me the solutions. He is faithful in every area of my life -- even in insignificant things like knitting!
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