I am an editor based out of Central Texas. In my free time, I knit up a storm. It’s both my passion and my meditation. I strongly believe in, what I call, fearless knitting. I don’t look at difficulty levels or worry if I’ve never, say, cabled or done true Fair Isle. I try whatever catches my fancy, leaping for any adventure that comes my way. I’ll try anything. I make mistakes, but then I learn from them. There’s no way to progress without taking some risks.
When I was a kid, my grandmother tried to teach me to knit, although I don’t remember much about that. In 2006, I learned again at the Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio. I made this scarf-ish shaped turquoise object on bamboo needles. I threw it away. In 2010, while working at Michaels, I tried again and it stuck a little longer. My first project after the scarf-ish thing was a cabled blanket (no joke, fearless knitting already). The cables were gorgeous, but I got bored after about 2 feet and quit again until the next year.
I didn’t really take to knitting until 2011. I decided my husband needed a Christmas stocking. I had never done colorwork or knit in the round, but I tried it anyway. After that first stocking, I was hooked. I haven’t stopped knitting since. In my quest for fearless knitting, I knit a lacy pi shawl, a couple pairs of plain socks, a pair of lacy socks, a couple toys, cabled hats, and several more stockings, few if anything in garter. Like I said, I’ll try anything.
I started this blog so I could keep track of my progress as a knitter and maybe learn something from other knitters around the world. I invite open communication about the fiber world. If I’m doing a technique wrong, please (please) tell me. If you have tips that make certain techniques easier, post away!
If you have questions for me, feel free to send them my way. I can be reached at fortheknitofit(at)gmail(dot)com.