introduction

 

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This is me. My name is Johanna. I learned how to knit and crochet when I was a child, made a couple of hats in when I was fourteen but it wasn’t until the end of 2013, at the age of 21 when I really started knitting for real.

At the time I had just gone through a great ordeal which left me in a really dark place and I stayed in bed for a couple of months, watching a lot of television. I noticed that almost every american tv-home had a crocheted afgan thrown over the couch (now that you know this you’ll see them EVERYWHERE, I promise) and for the first time in what felt like a very long time I wanted to do someting. I wanted to crochet. Being a ’90s child I quickly turned to the internet and found my peers on facebook and ravelry and I discovered the versatility of knitting and I got hooked (ha!). The rest is history.

I was one of those people that didn’t know things like lace, fair-isle and brioche knitting were difficult for a beginner so I did them anyway and was fairly successful. Like I said, I started knitting in the winter of 2013, which is about a year ago today so I’m still a beginner, but during this year I have also started spinning on both spindle and wheel and I have always been interested in different sorts of crafts and I hope that this will translate into this blog. Some periods I sew a lot, sometimes I make jewellery or do cross-stitching and I really like learning new skills. This is my attempt to inspire and be inspired. And maybe practice my english a bit :)