A Bit of an Introduction

You know, because I haven’t been here at all, so these are the things I like.

  • I like spinning!

My Traveller WheelMe SpinningWoolgathering rainbowHandspun Woolgathering rainbow

I have two spinning wheels, an Ashford Traditional and an Ashford Traveller, both second hand but wonderful nonetheless. I love all the gorgeous kind of fibres you can get, the lovely colours. Oh! So much to like!

  • I like Knitting

Wool & Magazines Cabled Vest Baby Onesies2014-10-16 23.01.04

I am, without doubt, a compulsive knitter! I love collecting wool, yarn, all the stuff I hand spin, buying op shop jumpers and unravelling them for their yarn and I love collecting patterns and knitting magazines and knitting needles. I especially like knitting things in a fine gauge too, 4 ply and 5 ply. I don’t often do anything thicker than 8 ply. I have BOXES of completed projects because when you get right down to it I only have 1 head, 1 set of hands and feet and 1 body. One of these days I’m going to have to do something about that. If you want to have a look at the scary extent of my compulsion have a look on my Ravelry Projects!

  • I am by no means a Monogamous Crafter!

Crochet SquaresCross Stitch SamplersCross Stitch Pin CushionsFelt Coin Purses

These are a few examples of other crafts I indulge in. I can crochet (not very confidently, but I can’t read patterns yet), I cross stitch. Samplers, alphabets and small pincushions and biscornus as well as blackwork items too. And handsewing like the coin purses I made from felt. A pattern to me is often no more than a suggestion and I like changing things and doing them how I like them to be. And this is really only the tip of the iceberg! I haven’t included photos of my tatted lace, the scrapbooked family albums, the beaded jewellery, the wirework. About the only thing I haven’t managed is to teach myself is bobbin lace. But one day, I will conquer!

  • I like to read!

Mercy Thompson SeriesHarry Potter Series The Lord of the Rings SeriesDavid Eddings Series

These are a few of my favourite series but there are HEAPS more! Brother Cadfael Medieval Murder Mysteries, Twilight series, Jane Austens books, Anne of Green Gables series,…Oh! I could go on! So long as there is a bit of adventure and only a gentle romance I am a very happy reader. But the main character has to be alive at the end or at least have a happy ending! I’d love to be a writer but I struggle with the discipline required to get some momentum going. But one day, maybe…

This has turned into a long post so I’d better wrap it up. So these are my interests, the things that make me happy. So I hope it’s given everyone a bit of  a giggle!

Does anyone else have any funny crafty compulsions? or collecting manias?




About totallyunique17

Mother of 3 adults. Married for over 25 years to dear hubbie (love you, darl!) Been an insulin dependant diabetic since I was 14. A born-again believer of Jesus and a rabid crafter whose tried most things but especially loves Knitting, Tatted lace and Spinning. I desperately want to learn how to do bobbin lace. I will one day!!
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