After months of lurking, I thought I had better come out from the shadows and register. This site is amazing, and so addictive. All the crafty people here are so inspiring. I can't wait to get started sharing ideas.
So, hi! I'm from New Zealand, land where the sheep outnumber the people. But I'm vegan, and wool makes my skin go crazy anyway, so my yarns of choice are plant-fibres and acrylics. I taught myself to knit not so long ago, using various books and websites. I've recently graduated from the scarf stage and one day I hope to be able to knit socks.
I also like attempting to make my own clothes, trawling second hand stores for treasures, and customising clothes. I'm a poor student, so I try to be thrifty in the clothing area, plus individual clothing is way more fun. I'm in awe of ladies from my grandmother's generation, who made everything for themselves.
I also love cooking fabulous vegan food, messing around with beads and wire, cross-stitching and thrifty interior decorating projects. The next craft I want to learn is crochet.