Hello! Thank you for joining me here. I intend to use this space for sharing knitting projects, garden happenings, travel tidbits and other favorite things as well as ramblings regarding issues close to my heart.
A few notes on Wild Light Woolens and how it came to be... I first picked up a pair of knitting needles at the start of October 2012. I had been curious about knitting for several years and decided to give it a go. It didn't click. At all. A few weeks passed, I put the needles and yarn away out of frustration--my knitting adventure over by the end of that same month. A year later, after recalling how lovely and warm the wooden needles and natural wool fibers had felt in my hands as I clumsily tried to figure them out that first time around, the urge to learn returned. The second time around was different: it clicked right away.
In October 2013, I fell instantly, head over heels, passionately in love with knitting. I'm learning the ropes by starting small; first designing my own patterns for headbands, now moving into hat design territory. Scarves and cowls will soon be on the menu as well. I'm hoping by this time next year, I will have completed my first sweater design.
This handmade, slow sport connects me to my ancestors, helps to chase stress and anxiety away, and serves to guide me along in my pursuit of a more sustainable, earth friendly lifestyle. I would like to thank those of you who have offered up support and kind words this past year--your taking the time to do so means a lot to me. I'm looking forward to warming your hearts as well as your other body parts with new, old-timey-feel designs inspired by the desert, forest, mountains, moon, sea, trees, and of course my favorite ancestral land, Iceland, in the coming months.