- May 8, 2019
I originally come from Greece and most women there are or at least used to be in the past, either knitters or crocheters or embroiders etc So my grandmother and my mother knit and crochet as well. So when I was little I also wanted to learn and my grandmother taught me the basics. Back then I tried to crochet clothes for my dolls a couple of times which was and wasn't successful at the same time. What I mean is that the skirts I tried to crochet had shape and all, but without me trying for that. As I was crocheting I was somehow binding off so I was starting with x amount of stitches and I was ending up with x-5.
The winters in Greece are quite mild, but the winter when I was 13 we suddenly had a lot of snow. Going out was really difficult, the schools were closed for at least a week so I asked my mother to show me how to knit. Then I ordered from my aunt who had to leave the house anyways to go shopping to bring me some yarn and that's how it all started.
I also embroider since I was a kid, but I don't do that very often any more.
I like all kind of projects, but mostly I like knitting sweaters/cardigans, hats and scarves or shawls. Now and then I go for something bigger like a TV blanket or so but not that often. My last project, which is still in progress, is a fairisle sweater which I wanted for long to try and I have to say I really enjoy it even though in the beginning it was a challenge since I had to learn how to knit with both hands (I learned how to knit continental style so I can hold the yarn also with my left hand, normally the last seven years I am a flicker).
Other than that I really like reading, watching movies or go to the theater when I have the chance and also going for a ride with my bicycle.