My name is Mary and I live in SC. I learned how to knit and purl at age 12 but never really developed a love for it until 4 years ago. I was a pro-seamstress for over 35 years and still love to sew for myself and the family. I started working patterns from an old Reader's Digest book, making dishcloths for friends... practicing with the dishcloths led me to making afghans, hats, felted bags, fingerless gloves, the list is endless. I can't seem to put the needles down... Okay, I'm an addict! Anyway, one of my friends for NHGC made a comment about this site and here I am. I do so love seeing everything being worked on and sharing what I'm doing.
I'm in my 50's, married, have 2 grown children and one, very precious 2 yr old granddaughter who loves to tinker with the needles. Hopefully, I'll be able to share the love of knitting with her. I have tons of patterns and links and will share... just let me know what you're looking for.
I really love to experiment with patterns and have discovered the use of dpns and circulars. What a wonderful way to knit! Using the dpns opens many pattern "doors" and allows me to carry the stitches that much further.
I'm enjoying this site for sure! Mary