I’m a thirty-something librarian living in Ottawa. Most of my time these days is taken up by my daughter, who’s less of a baby and more of a toddler. When I’m not taking care of her, when I’m not working, when I’m not cooking or grocery shopping or staring blankly at my phone… I love to knit and I love to sew.
I learned how to sew when I was a teenager but I only started sewing without my mom’s supervision when I was in my early twenties. Thank goodness for muscle memory. I left my mom’s old machine back in Vancouver when I moved to Ottawa in 2010 and bought a new, simple machine for myself. I made the odd project here and there. I discovered sewing clothing again and then I discovered the world of modern quilting. I traded in my simple machine for a trusty Pfaff machine, and then I added to our family with a Bernina serger, which runs like butter.
My mom taught me how to knit three times when I was younger. My first project was a green lump with holes and I hated it. Now I have a lovely stash of yarn and more works-in-progress that I can keep track of. I hoard patterns and I have to go on self-imposed yarn diets to control myself. Knitting is my own form of meditation, except for when I discover a mistake, of course. I have knitting idols (Kate Davies, if you’re asking) and I spend a lot of time just looking at pictures of yarn.
Other Things I Like
Sandwiches, Lady Grey tea, feminism, Harry Potter, a great book.