Maryly she knits along

Knitting, spinning, lacework, dyeing, crocheting - musings of a fiber fanatic, determined to try it all if it pertains to fibercraft

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Today, I'm restarting my blog. I deleted all the old junk that didn't really have anything to do with knitting, so I can have this be all about what I'm doing in the fiber world. Sooo - a bit of an introduction is in order.

I'm currently 59 years old (will be 60 on Nov. 15), and I live in Garland, TX with my husband, dog (Missy aka MsDawg) and cat (Kiki aka Kamakaze Kitty). I have a 28-year-old daughter who lives in Bellevue, WA. She's not married, and has no children. I'm on disability because of severe arthritis - but it doesn't keep me from engaging in my fibery pursuits. I was a massage therapists in my last career, and had to give it up when the doctor told me he wouldn't rebuild my right thumb unless I found something else to do. Well, that was an easy answer ... fix me. I can always find something to do part-time. That's how my world of fiber exploded into something I do as much/often as the arthritis will permit. It's a standing joke that I knit or spin or do other crafts on prescription from my rheumatologist - he actually does encourage me to do as much as possible to keep my hands limber. Can you imagine being told that you "have to" do the things you love most in the world? I do everything from embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, needle tatting, and quilting to spinning my own yarns to use in knitting, crochet and weaving. I'm also into beading and jewelry making.

I teach knitting, crochet, and other fiber arts at Michaels in Plano, as well as jewelry and beading. For anyone interested in the classes I teach, they're usually on Tuesday or Saturday, but a few are on Sunday afternoon (but not today).

I need some help in figuring out how to post photos to my blog and the internet. Anyone want to volunteer to help a semi-computer-literate person learn how to get things done without pulling her hair out? I can be reached at, or through my blog.

Oh yes - I've just applied to join Ravelry. I hope it's as much of a help in organizing my supplies/stashes for all the various things I do. Wish I knew how many people are in line in front of me so I could estimate how long it will be till I get my invitation. Oh well, sometimes a surprise is a good thing.

Happy Fibery Sunday!


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