Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. My name is Rebecca and I am excited to have you here. I hope to inspire and motivate you to explore fiber as a way to open up the creative you that lurks within. And if you don’t want to pick up a pair of knitting needles right now, well, that is just fine but I hope that someday you do try it.
My interests are amateur photography, traveling, history and all things fiber. A camera accompanies me everywhere I go taking snapshots of this wild adventure we call life. Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado gives me plenty photographic opportunities. I once knit nine months of Colorado Sunrises into a hat.
Fiber? I love dyeing it, spinning it and creating lovely things from it with my needles. I also dabble a little bit with weaving. You will find all kinds of fiber pictures here on this blog and adventures with other fiber friends.
Another passion of mine is traveling so you will find those tales within these pages, like The Story of an Irish Harp. The historian/teacher in me enjoys giving glimpse of life in bygone days so those threads are woven into the tapestry of this blog. And my particular level of interest is knitting as it ties in with history.
I am working through the Master Hand Knitting Program to become a Master Knitter upon completion. The standards of the program are high and meant to push every knitter to learn and improve. I share with my readers some of the things I’ve learned because I want to encourage YOU to improve your knitting skills. So, I suppose my blog is a bit of an educational journal for knitters.
Although I learned as a child to knit, I only ‘rediscovered’ it when my daughters went away to college and I suddenly found my nest empty. I read an article in some home magazine about finding creative ‘outlets’ to relieve stress. One of the outlets they mentioned was knitting and sited that knitting socks were a small portable project to carry around with you. I tried it and was SMITTEN. So now I hope to SMITE you with that same early enthusiasm that I once experienced!
My love of hand knit socks continues to reign supreme. I share project details here on the blog like the lovely Pussy Willow Socks. I sometimes design patterns and host knitalongs like the ever-popular Mirkwood Socks. We had great fun knitting those!
I hope you will subscribe to my blog and we can get to know each other!
Rebecca (aka socks-for-mum)