About the blog..
I love the colors, the textures, the possibilities, that are wound up in a ball of yarn. 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 old 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.
And last but not least, now I’ve got a podcast of the same name, inspired by the same love of yarn and knitting that brought this blog into being. I love talking about yarn even more than I enjoy writing about it and photographing it to share in the blog format, so honestly I’m not surprised that I’ve taken to chattering away at my iPhone camera and then sharing it all on YouTube. If you enjoy knitting podcasts, by all means stop on by my YouTube channel and see if you can handle my endless rambles. ;)
About the author..
My name is Annie, and I’m a twenty-something Georgia gal who loves my bae, coffee, books, knitting, autumn.. y’know, those simple things that make life good.
When I’m not at work being a manager at an Apple partner store, I divide my time (unequally) between my various hobbies like knitting (of course), photography, video games, piano, ultimate frisbee, and being a fangirl of multiple, well, fandoms. I enjoy when my hobbies and those fandoms collide, too, like when I find a yarn club inspired by the GOT leading ladies.. or a Harry Potter mini skein collection.. le sigh. Too much yarn, so little money.