My grandmother taught me to knit/crochet when I was a very small child. I was left in her care while both my parents worked. It was one thing we could do together since she spoke Spanish and I spoke English. My grandmother bought me my first skein of yarn, my own crochet hook and a white wicker tote. I still enjoy knitting, KALs, and belong to the GPY sock club. When I'm not knitting, I love to read knitting mystery novels.
My grandma taught me to crochet about 35 years ago and it's in the last five years that my hobby has evolved into a serious addiction. I am a budding designer and an Irish Crochet lace enthusiast. I learned to knit about four years ago (taught by our own Candace!). I love teaching and I have a background in photography and graphic design.
I have been knitting for 10 years, after being introduced to fiber arts by coworkers. I have had the privilege of learning from many talented people and being part of the rich fiber arts community in the Bay Area. I love to knit and spin, and am always eager to share and learn new things in yarn and life!
I learned to knit on straight needles from my mother and her friends when I was about 7 years old. I grew up in the Netherlands where everyone learned to knit, cross stitch, do woodwork, clay, etc. I knit lots of different things but I love to knit sweaters. I have a husband who is an software engineer, three children, and two cats who will be trained to be my stash guardians after they stop eating the yarn.
I learned knitting from my grandmother and it is my main hobby. I grew up in communist Czechslovakia where crocheting and needle skills were part of the school curriculum and they still play an important part in my life. I met my husband while visiting the US almost twenty years ago. I like to knit lace patterns especially if they have a chart. I am a very optimistic and happy person and beautiful yarn in my hands makes me even happier.