Hey lovelies! This is Sue, the owner and head Yarn Pusher here at Lovelyarns.
I am thrilled to be a contributor to this blog, and will be adding occasional random thoughts and funny bits. I will leave the serious blogging to Jayne and Elinor. When I started my tiny little shop in 2006, I never in my wildest dreams thought it would grow to be such a vibrant community of crafters, not to mention such a successful retail shop!
About me: I have a husband and 2 kids who I adore, (and will probably post more photos of them than of me.) Everyone asks when I started knitting, and I’m afraid the answer is I don’t really know! I remember my mom teaching me, but I think I was only around 6 at the time. So yes, I have been knitting for a long, long time.
I’ve been through knitting phases, using what was available at the time: making ugly acrylic colorwork sweaters in the 1980’s, synthetic hairy scarves with sequins and funky baby sweaters in the 90’s, then onto natural fibers at last! Luckily for me, there are finally so many delicious natural fibers out there to choose from that I hope the things I’m knitting now will stay stylish for years to come. Besides knitting, I also love to cook and bake. Mostly breads and cakes, which is how I keep my zaftig figure. So recipes may appear here from time to time: especially from Smitten Kitchen. I also love to sew, and made most of my daughter Hallie’s dresses when she was little.
You probably know how much I love yarnbombing, especially big silly projects. The golf cart cozy I’m working on for ArtScape right now is coming along wonderfully. Photos coming in July.
What’s on my needles right this minute:
several projects, as always. The one I’m really putting time into is Dreambird,
using a short-row technique called “swing knitting” and old yarn from my stash. (not available at the shop! But this would make up so beautifully in Zauberball.)