I was originally taught to knit by my grandma when I was 7 or 8 and again in my early teens after forgetting how and needing something to do in the summer holidays. After another long break I picked up my knitting needles again at about 19 and was properly hooked.
When I found out I was pregnant I had someone to knit for and I made all sorts for my baby boy, I never had much faith in my skill so I kept it to my son and myself. A year after my son was born my husband was diagnosed with cancer and my crafting became my haven and I took up crochet and spinning alongside my knitting.
The rest is pretty straight forward, my husband recovered, we had a daughter to add to our family and my wool crafts remained my past time. I became confident enough to gift a few of the items I had made and was complimented and gained more confidence.
My hobby is now such that I want to continue to pass on these wonderful gifts. I want other people to be able to enjoy the love that goes in to a hand made blanket or hat or any other item and I want them to be able to treasure it and love it with others.
I hope to be able to make items that are loved as much as the love I put in to every stitch and are treasured by their owners for years to come.