Welcome to my blog!

My name is Andrea. I learned how to knit as a child but don't remember knitting much until I was an adult. My grandmother taught me how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, but that was all of my knitting knowledge. When I was in graduate school, I often knitted scarves, when my science experiments weren't working. I loved going to yarn shops, picking out pretty and interesting yarns, and making them into scarves. Somehow, knitting a new scarf often cleared away mental blocks, allowing me to solve seemingly impossible problems. By the time I finished my Ph.D., I had a huge Rubbermaid container full of scarves. And I don't even like wearing scarves. About 4 years ago I became more serious about knitting. I got tired of making scarves and wanted to make something more challenging. I learned how to read and follow patterns but also designed and created my own pieces. In the last 4 years I ended up knitting 27 cardigans, 16 pullovers, 7 bags, 6 shirts, 3 dresses, 3 hats, and 3 pairs of mittens. Each piece I made had something new and challenging about it. Knitting became my hobby and relaxation. Along the way, I also discovered that my knitting style is combination knitting, which combines the elements of Eastern- and Western-style knitting. I decided to start my own blog to showcase my creations and to connect with other people, who also love knitting.

Golden retriever is relaxed and his nose is showing
This is my dog, Chance. He loves sleeping by my feet, while I knit. Knitting relaxes him, too. 😊


Anonymous said…
Your blog is amazing! How did you become SO very good at knitting!
Knitting Andrea said…
Thank you so much! I guess it's practice. I enjoy knitting and knit most evenings and weekend.