My name is Christina and I've been knitting for 25+ years. I live in north Texas. It does get colder than you would imagine in the winter and we believe in over air conditioning in the summer, so there are plenty of opportunities for knitters.
When I was five, my grandmother taught me to crochet and do needlework. She was very talented at all forms of needlework - knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and embroidery. She rarely used patterns and was quite good at the math to figure things out. When I got out of college, I taught myself to knit and for many years I was simply self-taught, reading all I could get my hands on.
After almost 20 years of knitting, I found The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and their master knitter program. At first I took the Basics course and was amazed at how much I didn't know. From there I went on to start the Masters program. At this point, six years later, I have now successfully completed the program and am honored to have been asked to join the committee that review submissions. The Masters program is a tremendous opportunity to learn about knitting and it's a tremendous amount of work! If you want to read more about why I did it and why I'm glad I did it you can read my post here. I've also joined my local knitting guild and taken classes at a local and national level. One of my proudest moments was winning a blue ribbon at the State Fair the first time I submitted three years ago. I'm going to keep the subtitle of my blog the same because I've realized that I still have so much to learn before truly mastering this craft.
On my blog, you will find updates of my knitting work, my inspiration, and designs I'm working. I love participating in Work In Progress Wednesdays and Finished Object Fridays to see what others are doing. I have to confess to not always having a finished object each week. I'm trying to post more tutorials as well to share what I have learned about different knitting techniques. You can also find me on Ravelry as Yarnchanger.
On the personal side, I'm married to the greatest guy on the planet and we have a teenage son. We also have a cat, who loves yarn almost as much as I do but is much more destructive.
I'm truly honored that you read my blog. I love comments and read every one.