I am in my mid fifties and I have been both travelling and knitting since I was 7 years old. We took a trip around Europe before emigrating to Canada from England. My Aunty Corrine and mother taught me how to knit that year. I remember learning how to knit in a van. I am now up to 47 countries in my travels. When I am at home, I knit in all the spare time I have between work, going to movies, and playing games on my phone.
I am in the historic cooking unit at Upper Canada Village. We demonstrate cooking in the 1860’s on a wood fired cook stove in one house and an open hearth in two others, using historic recipes from the time.
I first designed a few hats when my now 20 year old daughter Heather was 10 and I was doing a project for my OHS Hand spinning Certificate. I created the hats in an effort to showcase my fictitious line of handspun yarns. Over time i have returned to the project of making original hats. On the day I started this blog, I had designed and knit 98 of these hats.
Currently I am in working on a project which involves using the over 500 stitches in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker. I am over 300 so far and hope to finish by the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2018. If you just want pictures, you can try my Pinterest page.