Yay my first swap!
My name's Kara, and I've been a long time lurker of craftster, and only recently started posting my work. I've been sewing on and off since I was about 10, I'm a little rusty, but I just received a new to me sewing machine for christmas and it has (finally!) been fixed up and I will be moving it into my house soon! So I will be brushing up on my skills.
I've wanted to learn to knit since..well forever, and once I got to college, I started teaching myself. I can make scarves, bags, hats, and blankets. I was starting my first jumper when I tragically found out about 1/3 of the way through that I'm allergic to wool.
Such is life. So now I'm trying to work out knitting and crocheting with plant fibers and trying to find patterns to work with said fibers because I'm not confident enough to make up my own yet! I dabble in embroidery as well. I also paint (I was in school for graphic design and fine arts...along with about 5 other majors....until I decided I needed a break from school because I was so confused about what I wanted to do!) and I plan on learning everything I can about every craft. I just want to be a jill of all trades!
And on the personal note, I have a son, he's 17 months, and he's the light of my life. Since I spend my days chasing him around, my nights (when I'm not trying to catch up on sleep!) are devoted to crafting. I'm just excited to finally be doing a swap and looking forward to seeing everyone's projects!