Yarn: My biggest hobby

I first learned to knit in high school. I forget who taught me, but I learned English style throwing. It sucked. I didn’t stick with it.

In college I would get stressed out and watch TV with my roommate who would knit the whole time. I wanted to learn something that I could do during down time like that but wasn’t so finicky about being put down in the middle of a row so she taught me to crochet. I never looked back.

I may have gone a little overboard with my first project but I completed it, and I learned a lot.
I may have gone a little overboard with my first project but I completed it, and I learned a lot.

I crocheted constantly throughout college for 6 years before I picked up knitting again – this time Continental style, much easier. One of my first knitting projects was this:

I finished in summer and said "screw it" to sleeves.
I finished in summer and said “screw it” to sleeves.

Since then, I’ve gone kind of nuts and now I also spin my own yarn on my Ashford Traditional spinning wheel:

Spinning Wheel
My love – my Ashford Traditional wheel.

Here is only some of the yarn I’ve spun so far… click the image to see details.

Handspun Yarn - click through to see details via Ravelry
Handspun Yarn – click through to see details via Ravelry

If you are also a yarnie, you can keep up with me on Ravelry, add me here. Otherwise I will update here semi-regularly when fun new stuff is happening.

If you don’t know half of what I even said in this post, stick around, I’ll cover the basics in the future.

Thanks for reading! If you like what I write, please consider supporting me monetarily on Patreon.

Patreon

Comments are closed.