My name is Amy and I have lived in the Hudson Valley in NY for all my life. I love it here and consider myself very fortunate to have lived my life in such a beautiful area. As a kid I spent a lot of time down by the Hudson River and feel a connection to it. Knitting provides the same panacea that being near the river does. They feed my soul.
I am married to a wonderful man who loves that I knit. He is a chef and that means I never (and I mean never) cook. It is his kitchen after all! 🙂 I also have 2 grown kids. I work as a System Support Analyst, but would much rather knit all day!
My Grandma and Aunt knit all the time while I was a kid. I was so impressed by the beautiful things they made. How amazing! My sisters and I always got warm, wooly mittens and hats from them as well as wonderful sweaters. It was one of the ways they shared their love with others. This is how I feel when I knit. That I am sharing my love with others. I would be amazed watching how fast they knit and the beautiful things they made. Grandma taught me the basics when I was about 8, but I ended up doing Crochet for most of my childhood. I didn’t have the patience for knitting back then.
Here and there over the years I would knit something, but rarely did I finish anything. It wasn’t until around 2004 that I really accomplished something. That was the Fair Isle sweater from Philosopher’s Wool. Now that my kids are grown and I have a lot more free time, I have been knitting lots of wonderful things for my family and friends. I love to meet lots of other knitters to learn and share with which is why I started this blog and eventually began posting videos. I hope you love it to and please feel free to chime in!