About Me

Some of my earliest memories are of  my mother bending over her sewing machine.  As soon as I was old enough, she would keep me busy during her sewing times by giving me a piece of canvas with a hand drawn picture on it, a yarn needle and some yarn.

By the time I was nine, I was sewing my own bags and simple garments.

Through the years, my craft hobbies have only expanded.  I became interested in crochet when I wanted to make baby blankets for friends and relatives.  That eventually expanded into crocheted garments, which eventually led to knitting.

I’ve also had bouts of interest with cross stitch, scrapbooking, and book making.

Whatever the hobby, you’ll find my musings about it here.


    • sue ellen on August 3, 2009 at 3:40 pm
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    Hello, love your dresses and congrats on the knitting!! very cool. I am a civil war re-enactor and love to sew. I also spin using a spinning wheel and am interested in learning how to knit socks, can you help? I only know how to do a knit stitch. I love your socks!!!!

    Hey, write soon

    Sue Ellen

    • ithilwyn on August 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm
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    Hey Sue Ellen! Thanks for checking out this new blog of mine. I admire you so much…I tried spinning once and realized that it really does take some serious skills. I’m still pretty new to knitting, too, but have really found the website knittinghelp.com to be really useful. Every time I come across a stitch I’m unfamiliar with, I check there first. For the Herringbone rib socks, I really didn’t need to know a whole lot of stitches–knit, perl, yarn over, knit 2 together, and slip-slip-knit–all of which you can see demonstrated on knittinghelp.com.

    Hope that helps, and thank you so much for reading.


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