A Newfoundlander born and raised, I returned home to St. John’s, on the very east side of Canada in November 2014, after spending 14+ years living and working in Toronto, where I went for a 4-month work term in August of 2000, and never left. (This might help explain the iceberg photo at the top of the page – courtesy of my brilliant photographer dad!)
I am a software report writer and dog mom to my adorable rescue, Kayleigh. In my spare time, I seem to have developed a love of yarn and fibre arts.
I learned how to knit from my grandmothers when I was a very small child but only picked it up seriously in 2010. Since then I have taken classes in drop spindling and Tunisian crochet (the basics, anyway)…and a spinning wheel became the latest addition to my fibre-y collection on Christmas Day of 2012.
Thank God, I have no interest in weaving…yet. I blame Shireen for the purchase of my Ashford Knitter’s Loom, and I released my first real knitting pattern in September of 2014. I now have five published patterns to my credit and a head filled with more.
I occasionally blog about cooking and foodie things, too, but fibre arts is definitely my main focus.
Hey! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Details here: https://jmbain.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/one-lovely-blog-award/
You are an incredible sweetheart! I am promising myself I will get to this next!
Found your blog through Ravelry. I’m a bit south of you in Maine. Hope you add blogging to your list of weekly activities. Enjoyed what I’ve read, did you do the 30 minutes for 30 days??? How did it go. please tell us! Thanks!
Hi ToriAnne! Thank you so much for your nice comments.
I actually got only partway through that challenge…but Opal and I started another one on New Years Day. I just haven’t blogged about it yet. I should start today. ❤
I found your sock pattern on ravelry. The name is Petty Harbour. I was really intrigued. My maiden name is Petty.I wondered how the name of the town came about.I am starting the socks today.Thanks for any info. Carolyn