I learned to crochet when I was 10 years old sitting with my elderly neighbour Mrs. Michaels. Every afternoon that summer we would sit under her big tree and be served cool drinks while she patiently taught me fine lace crochet without the use of any patterns; she was a wonderful and patient woman. I have expanded my crochet far away from those early lace days and now enjoy trying new and different methods, styles and textures in my never ending crochet projects.

My Mother was a fantastic knitter and tried, in vain, to teach me to knit at a young age.  I was what she called ‘half right/half left handed’, I just couldn’t seem to manage.  Later in school I found a teacher who helped me to manage a sweater.  I knit a few simple blankets when my wee ones (now grown) were born but didn’t really find my knitting groove until a couple of years ago when I decided, with determination, to get along with two sticks… and so it began…

I will tackle just about anything fibre, fabric, thread, string or bead related and have a possibly un-natural fondness for Alpaca.  I have more projects on the go than I care to admit to and have a hard time sticking to patterns (or recipes) as written.