I have been knitting and crocheting since I was 4 years old. I have Aspergers (high functioning Autism) and my hands that were always fidgeting, freaked my father out. My mother taught me to knit and crochet, to keep my hands busy. It works to this day!
My mom never taught me to use a pattern. Everything we made, was our own design. If my mom had the same technology we have now, she would have been famous. That is where my passion for designing comes from. Add to that my obsession with yarn and natural fibre, and you will begin to understand my world.
Because of the Aspergers, my social interaction normally ends up with people being offended, and me scratching my head wondering why. Please keep that in mind; I seldom mean to offend. It just happens.
I love everything yarn related. I spin my own yarn, I weave, I knit and I crochet. I also sew, embroider and quilt when I have the time. I am a yarn snob however, and only work with natural fibre.
I am co-author of the Afrikaans book “Hekel en word Heel”.
Welcome in my world. I hope you will enjoy the slow life with me.