Hello hello! And thank you Amy for the warm welcome.
I thought maybe this would be a good place to say a little bit about ourselves…
My name is Kristin and I’m 32. I’ve been married to my highschool sweetheart, Pierre for 13 years, and we have two kids. Our son Taylor is 13, and our daughter Sydney is turning 11 this month.
About 5 years ago, I was browsing Wal-Mart’s craft department, because I’ve always been a crafty thing. I saw the “I Taught Myself Knitting” kit and thought, what the hey. That night, I spent four hours straight trying to coordinate my hands and not poke myself in the eye. Since then, not a day has gone by when I didn’t have something on needles. I’ve completed some 60+ projects, and currently have 3 on needles. I am completely self taught, using only books and the internet as my teachers. I meet up with the local chapter of the Knitting Guild of America here in town on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
In addition to knitting, I spin a little (working on spinning more), and crochet when necessary. I also hand make bath and body products including soap (using lye and oils), lotions, creams, and perfumes. “Professionally”, I’m a freelance graphic artist and website designer, but mostly I’m a stay at home mom.
Out of all the crafts I’ve tried, knitting is the one I love most. I often say that my two greatest fears are #1 losing a member of my family, and #2 losing the ability to knit. And not necessarially in that order.
This is me:
Yes, that’s a tattoo. One of four.