Zeynep's Profile

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I'm a single mother (34) with 2 boys (6, 4) living on an island of Istanbul, Turkey. I'm a translator, I translate fiction and popular science books from English to Turkish.

I can't tell you I've been knitting since I was a child. I learned it from my grandmother when I was 20. It took hours for me to understand the making of a single stitch! But then knitting became a habit for me when I was studying. I could do no readings when my hands were free, thus I started knitting blankets as presents for friends. Now that I've made quite a lot of presents to people around, I've decided to try my luck in going international with etsy.

Sorry my shop has been close for a while (2014, 2015, most of 2016) as I was too busy with other stuff.

In knitting my greatest inspiration is my mother's…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 30
  • Joined March 10, 2012

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yarn, skein, needle, wool, acrylic, cotton, sequins

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About

I'm a single mother (34) with 2 boys (6, 4) living on an island of Istanbul, Turkey. I'm a translator, I translate fiction and popular science books from English to Turkish.

I can't tell you I've been knitting since I was a child. I learned it from my grandmother when I was 20. It took hours for me to understand the making of a single stitch! But then knitting became a habit for me when I was studying. I could do no readings when my hands were free, thus I started knitting blankets as presents for friends. Now that I've made quite a lot of presents to people around, I've decided to try my luck in going international with etsy.

Sorry my shop has been close for a while (2014, 2015, most of 2016) as I was too busy with other stuff.

In knitting my greatest inspiration is my mother's knits and handmade dolls and figures (seen her shop? knitdjin.etsy.com ) in addition to some traditional patterns in fabrics and tiles in Turkey. but, probably because I'm not as mature as my mother, I can't resist shiny stuff and like a magpie I tend to put something shiny into everything I knit for myself. But don't worry I've learned that not everybody likes that much of glamor and I think I do produce stuff with a plain elegance when I knit for others.

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