I am a self taught knitter since age 8. While it took me quite a bit of time to understand the line drawings and how to make my hands connect to what I saw, I got most of it within a few months. I also took lessons when I was in my 20's to learn to use a Singer LK150 knitting machine. I was extremely lucky to have a knitting machine teacher and yarn shop a mere 4 blocks from home. The most important thing I learned from Dottie was to keep my machine lubricated. I was taught to make granny squares on a bus ride to school and later learned all the other stitches of crochet on my own. It has been so much fun that when the opportunity presented itself to become a teacher to many, I took advantage of it.
I have now completed the Craft Yarn Council's Correspondence Course Instructor Program Levels 1 and 2 for both Knit and Crochet. I worked at Michaels to share with many people my love of yarn and knitting and crocheting. I plan in the future to become a master knitter and a master crocheter through The Knitting Guild of America and Crochet Guild of America respectively as well as to earn the professional level from the Craft Yarn Council.
On a more personal side, I have been happily married to the same man for 27+ years. We have 2 grown sons, 1 married to a beautiful young woman. Each person in my family is very creative in their own ways, one son is an artist, the other a singer, my husband is a great craftsman and mechanic and finally our daughter in law is a seamstress and a crafter of things I can't even imagine.