Well, hi there!
My name is Rachel. I am a 21-year-old college student living in Missouri. I am pursuing a degree to become a Child Life Specialist, where I will work with children and their families within the healthcare setting to make hospitalization, surgery, etc. as least traumatic and stressful as I possibly can.
When I’m not going to school full-time, or working my two jobs, or volunteering somewhere, it is a very good possibility one will find me knitting.
I learned crochet when I was very young from my aunt, but living in different town meant I did not have an accessible teacher to show me the next step. I then learned to knit in middle school when I began riding the bus and would be alone at my house for hours at a time. My mother taught me to knit as a way to occupy myself, after I had begged her for years to show me how. I knitted occasionally until I went to high school, and about sophomore year my love of knitting took full-time status.
From that first baby blue, lumpy acrylique tradgedy came what many might call an obsession. I learned to read knitting patterns like I learned to read words and music, and I taught myself the next stages of purls, cables, pattern design, and beyond. I have numerous projects that have been gifted or stashed for later use.
So, why blog?
Aside from the fact that ‘everybody’s doing it’, I really just want to meet new people who love knitting and anything to do with yarn like I do. I have a close circle of friends consisting of one who knits and two, whom I refer to lovingly as ‘My Hookers’, who crochet. I know that I have a lot to learn when it comes to Fiber Arts, and I want to reach out and learn as much as I can.
I hope to hear from you soon!