My name is Hilary Lindsey and I live in southeast Missouri with 1 husband, 4 children, 2 sweet old cats (Jenny and Walter) and the oldest cockatiel on the planet, Jake. We lead busy lives considering our weekends are generally full of kids’ activities and friends, but I always try to find time for myself. And knitting is one of the ways I find my sanity in the midst of it all.
I first learned to knit (really learned!) when I was pregnant with our twins. The Dr. told me, as a precaution, I had to be on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy–14 more weeks. At first I was excited about being able to stay at home, load up the TV with all the cable channels, hire the neighbor boy to take out the trash every week, and just concentrate on being an incubator. What I realized after about 72 hours was that it was harder than it sounded. In an attempt to salvage my sanity and give myself a purpose other than “beached whale” I sent hubs to the craft store for a book called “Teach Yourself How to Knit” and some yarn. At some point between the first baby blanket that looked like the state of Oklahoma and the first baby sweater that actually fit a baby and not a small adult, I became addicted. 13 years later I’m still knitting.
It’s funny when I’m out and about with my knitting and people comment, “I wish I knew how to knit,” or “I have always wanted to learn to knit,” I feel compelled to schedule a lesson to teach them! Although I am still on my own journey in learning the craft, I love to share this with anyone who has the patience and desire to learn. My motive for starting this blog is partially to document my own progress in knitting and pattern writing, but also to share what I know about it with others. If I can save another friends’ sanity through knitting, I have successfully earned my brownie points for the year! I do love a good knit-n-bitch session;)
I draw inspiration from many different resources and will share links when they are available.