I’ve loved making things since I was very young. My mom taught me to cross stitch when I was five or six. She also taught me some sewing basics, and I did some random sewing on and off throughout my childhood. I taught myself to knit when I was bored during my freshman year of college, but didn’t become truly serious about it until I turned to knitting as stress relief during my MA. Then I got serious about learning to sew my own clothes about half way through my PhD.
I don’t have as much time for making things now that I have a full-time teaching job (I’m an English professor at a two-year college) and a small child. But I still try to make a little time everyday for knitting and sewing–it’s still my primary source of stress relief and a very necessary creative outlet. I also hate shopping with the fire of a thousand suns, so it’s nice to be able to make some of my own clothes.
I primarily use my blog to document the things I’ve made. Hopefully some of the information I share about the process will be helpful for other makers! Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I love talking with other knitters and sewists.