I taught myself to knit from a pamphlet at age 17.  After several winters of knitting only scarves, I graduated to the year-round knitting of just about everything you can think of after finding my first local yarn shop, Mosaic, in Blacksburg Virginia while I was an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech.  I now live within three miles of another lovely LYS, Aylin’s Woolgatherer, which has proven dangerous in terms of stash explosion and wallet anorexia.  I am also fond of all things Knit Picks, especially their Options circular needles and the overall low price, high quality, and extreme variety of their yarn.

Byron, my 93-pound Akita, has a lovely white and brindle coat.  He also sheds like crazy.  I have started collecting the softest tufts from the piles I brush out of him to send off to be spun into yarn that I’ll ultimately knit into scarves for myself and my husband.  Yes, we’re a little nutty.

I don’t crochet or spin as of yet- I want to “master” the art of knitting before I branch off to anything else.  This is mostly because I know how obsessed I get over things like these, and I know I won’t have enough time to do any of them justice if I even consider them now.

You can find me on Ravelry as ArtistaRaquel.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Elvira on October 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Your Knit Picks link is not working and while we are talking “dog hair” I could save from Jesse and Jake so you could end up making the coats 🙂


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