As I am now a fully fledged member of the Colour Adventures Team, we thought it about time you knew a bit more about me.
|My Nana Harvey - I am wearing a cardigan she made me.|
Gradually I edged up to sit on her right side on the long black couch; from this better vantage point I was able to see that as the yarn disappeared between the pointy sticks so the ball of yarn would LEAP into the air and fly to the floor necessitating its retrival. I remember deciding to hold the ball of yarn to just allow a little bit of it to escape at a time so that it would behave and not end up on the floor.
As I watched my grandmothers fingers move and guide the yarn I tried to keep pace turning the ball of yarn - I can still remember her asking me to unwind more yarn when I was unable to keep up through being distracted by watching those fingers move and create something out of a long thin line. If I close my eyes now I can see how when I lost pace with her I would try to make up for it and unwind a bit more yarn than was needed and allow it to drape over my knees and feet where they dangled high above the floor.
And so began my life long love affair with knitting.
I wonder what she would think of me being a part of the Colour Adventure's team?
|My sister in one of the pink cardi's|
By the time I was 12 years old, I was making lots of baby cardigans, mits and booties for all the new cousins as they arrived. It was then that I managed to read and knit at the same time - quite an accomplishment I thought!
By the time I was 14 I had made several heavily cabled sweaters for different family members. With the arrival of my own children I started to look for differently styled garments I could make them. This has peaked with the invention of the internet and Ravelry - how I wish they'd been around when I was a teenager!
Then the discovery of Elena Nodel and her interesting designs further encouraged me to continue with this craft. I feel honoured to have been a part of Elena's creative process for two years now and am looking forward to seeing many more designs coming to fruition.
We would love to hear your stories about what inspired you to learn to knit too!