Hi, I’m Kelsey.
I’m that girl you know that you’ve always thought was born in the wrong generation. My best friends are all over 80 and our favorite past-time involves yarn. Lots of yarn. Oh and nothing gets planned after 8 o’clock. It’s really the perfect life.
I’m even planning my wedding with a yarn theme. It’s not weird. Here’s proof.
See totally normal and cute right? Right?
So where did it all start?
True story: Grad school wasn’t enough of a challenge for me, and I would get bored so my Mom taught me how to knit!
Ok, actual true story: I was in a brand new city, freshly dumped, with no friends. My Mother saw how pathetic I was and decided to teach me to knit to help fill my time. She has a killer parenting instinct as evidenced by what came next. I went from a loom, to needles, simple scarfs to patterned hats, and finally traded in my needles for a hook and hats for tiny dolls of my own creation!
That story doesn’t paint me nearly in the ideal light I would have you believe, but it’s the light I have been given so no sense in shying away from it now I suppose. And since we’re being truthful, I was pretty awful at knitting too. Like, when you see a finished pair of mittens with a few snags and uneven stitches bad. But for some odd reason people told me I was great and encouraged me to keep creating, so that’s what I did.
Once my little niece came along though, hats and scarves just weren’t enough for me, I wanted to make something that would make her smile. And I don’t know how many 2 year olds you know that get really excited over a pom pom beanie, but this little tyke deserved more.
Enter my obsession with amigurumi!
Here’s one now!
Don’t mind Spiderman, he’s just mad it’s taking me so long to attach his arms….He can be so moody sometimes.
Anyway, my Mom gave me my first skein of yarn in 2011 and it’s been Happily Yarn After ever since.
I hope you’ll come along with me and share in the joy that is a life made of yarn.