O H , H E Y …
I’m Gem – I get very easily distracted by the many things I can make and do, one day I may realise it’s a blessing in disguise. For now, my mind works overtime on projects and ideas.
I learnt to knit about 4 years ago, inspired by my SO’s grandmother ‘Muriel‘. I was always in awe of the many garments and knick-knacks she’s able to create with such fine wool in a record amount of time. – Finally plucking up my courage, she armed me with some worsted wool, needles, & patterns. Thrilled that I was to take on the ability she had been taught, I decided to engulf her spirit & passion for knitting – And still to this day, I show her my completed projects like a student to the master.
I’m constantly fighting the losing battle to keep myself tied down to one development at a time – I can’t deny that I love sitting by the fire on a cold night, glass in hand, browsing patterns. As everyone else is I’m sure, I’m a massive fan of a yarn deal, so anything that is on offer I’ll no doubt purchase to stash. I’ve been taking Ravelry very seriously recently too, using it as my database in general.
I can be located in the cloudy hills of Keinton Mandeville, Somerset – With my significant other Bradley, & our two cats (Jess & Nymeria ). We love nothing more than going for walks in the gorgeous countryside, I’ll always appreciate our view of the train passing by the suburban farms & nearby villages. – On a good day, we can hear the tracks through our bedroom window.
Earlier this year, I chose to open an Etsy shop under the name of ‘ B R U E W O O L . ‘ – After knitting so many items for friends and family, I decided that I would like to offer these services as a little side business to keep motivated, focused in my day to day life. More importantly, I’d like to be constantly discovering and learning new abilities within knitting.
I’m hoping in future to be able to spin & dye my own yarns & work patterns on other mediums. I have a gorgeously talented friend whom I’ve known for over 7 years, she runs her own business, millinery & more, she’s a true inspiration and truly shows dedication in her work and lifestyle.
You can check out her website H E R E .