About the blog..
So much of my time revolves around yarn-related things. I knit with yarn, I dye yarn, I sell yarn. I even make things to go with yarn, like stitch markers. I love the colors, the textures, the possibilities. To look at a skein and wonder what it will become is what I enjoy the most, I think, whether it’s yarn someone else made or yarn I hand-dyed myself. The excitement of seeing colors brought to life on yarn, and then to see patterns brought to life with yarn, never gets old. I was trying a few years ago to figure out why it captivates me, and I finally gave up, simply saying, “There’s just something about yarn.”
I thought I’d maybe write a book with that as the title, but then I realized that my designer blog and the other places I talked about yarn weren’t enough — I needed one place I could talk about everything I do with yarn, even if it’s not my design or my yarn. And that’s when I realized I had my blog title, and all I needed was to build the blog. So I did.
My hope for this yarnblog is that you’ll find a lot of inspiring things. If you’re a knitter, maybe you’ll see a pattern you’d like to make. If you’re a designer, maybe you’ll discover a yarn you’ve never heard of in a colorway that brings a design idea to life. And if you’re a dyer, maybe you’ll enjoy my work as a fellow indie dyer-in-arms just like I enjoy the work of other dyers.
I’m also going to be building this blog as a resource. I want to have a series of how-to videos, written tutorials, free patterns, printable art, and a lot more. I’ve had people ask me how I knit so fast without using Continental, I’ve been asked how to knit the brioche stitch, where I got my hexipuff journal, etc etc etc.. those questions are my starting point. I’m always open to new questions, so if you have one, please ask away! I’d love to know what knitters would like to see on this blog.
About the author..
My name is Annie, and I’m a twenty-something Georgia gal who loves Jesus, color, words, yarn, music, home-cooked food, fresh air, mountain drives, and my doxie named Destiny–just to name a few things. God is good.