I've got a BA in Psychology and my MS in Counseling Psychology. Seriously thinking of going for my Ph.D. Until I come to a decision, I plan on being a stay at home mother and making my home as non toxic and sustainable as possible.
I really enjoy creating things and being green. I grow a lot of my own veggies and I try to keep my yard decent. Note that I said try, sometimes my kids, housework and knitting get in the way and I try to get my garden going but then by the end nature takes over by mid July in the extreme heat of the day. The last 2 years have been a bust because of the drought.
Right now I'm working on some of my own designs on top of just knitting things that I enjoy from my queue on Ravelry.com. Have not had a great drive to knit lately. I´ve been working through the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. At the rate I´m going I will be done by the time I´m 84 but I will enjoy the process of trying to tackle it.
I've been knitting since I was only 6 when my grandmother taught me in Iceland. I learn using Icelandic Lopi and didn't use a different medium til I was 10 in home economics where all Icelandic children, both boys and girls, learn to knit. I knit my first sweater when I was 16 and it was made in fair island style with 6 different colors for my niece. The first time my sister washed it the sweater fell apart because I had no clue how to weave in ends properly. I didn't really get into my knitting til I was 21 and I started making baby blankets for my sisters' kids. Then I tried making a sweater for myself out Acrylic yarn (we were very poor at the time) and a pattern from VogueKnitting Magazine and it was not what I hoped it would look like even though I knit each peace 3 times to try to get it right. Found out that it wasn't my knitting but my material that I was using. Learned quickly that quality yarn is worth it.
I'm slowly learning to simplify my life so that I can spend more time with my family and less time cleaning and picking up. Starting my Saturday 10 item fling anew. By the end of the year I hope to rid myself of 250 items that we don't love or use from my home.
Thank you for popping over to learn more about me. If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to ask.
I'm on Ravelry as OlofDrofn
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