I loved crocheting and even taught myself to knit with needles. I was so sad when I could no longer crochet or knit, but I kept all my lookbooks so that I could have a record.
This page showcases many of my garments and accessories. I used so many different types of yarns.
My favorite was Lionbrand at the time. I loved using Homespun, Wool-ease, Heartland, Hometown USA, Scarfie and Lion’s Pride Woolspun.
Other yarns used were Bernat Bulky, Bernat Softee Chunky, Red Heart Boutique, Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart Dreamy and Fur yarns, Red Heart with Love, Caron Simply Soft and Lion Brand Boucle yarns.
I was mostly drawn to chunky yarns and big needles for my scarves. I loved making them mega long but also I knitted a few of them too.
Pom Poms were also a huge part of my yarning career, I made them for just about anything I crocheted or knitted.
You might also recognize a couple of scarves were arm knitted. I learned how to do this from a YouTube video and typically I used a super chunky yarn.
I shopped for yarn the way you’d shop for bread! I bought online, traveled to Joann’s and other local yarn shops.
When I learned to knit, I bought all the sizes, circulars, straights, interchangeable needles, bamboo, plastic, you name it! I was determined to transition from the loom to needles and it took a long while for me to get comfortable but finally I did.
I thought I’d be a continental knitter since I was coming from the crochet side but I actually was an English knitter. It was easier for me to hold my yarn in my right hand when I knitted.
I ran an Etsy shop for a few years and sold my scarves locally. Most of these items sold and many also were donated too.
I began collecting buttons and I still have my collection. I added them to hats and flowers.
If my hands and shoulders hadn’t given out, I had planned to retire creating garments full time.