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I learned how to crochet and knit when I was 11 -- I took to crochet more naturally, but eventually became proficient at knitting as well. (Just don't expect me to join anything together using the S-word!)

How relearning to knit came about went something like this: I wanted bright colored socks to wear with my sandals that I wear all year round. But bright colored socks are few & far between. But bright colored sock *yarn* is not! So, I decided that clearly I needed to learn how to knit socks! ...and the rest is history (somewhere in the footnotes, anyway).

I discovered soapmaking in 1997 or so, and found that I really enjoyed the feel and effectiveness (and smell!) of homemade soap much better than the commercial variety, where they take out all the glycerin (and then add some of it back in for the more expensive "moisturizing"…

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  • Born on October 31
  • Joined November 9, 2007

Favorite materials

Cotton, wool, bamboo, yarn blends, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, goat milk, lavender essential oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil

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About

I learned how to crochet and knit when I was 11 -- I took to crochet more naturally, but eventually became proficient at knitting as well. (Just don't expect me to join anything together using the S-word!)

How relearning to knit came about went something like this: I wanted bright colored socks to wear with my sandals that I wear all year round. But bright colored socks are few & far between. But bright colored sock *yarn* is not! So, I decided that clearly I needed to learn how to knit socks! ...and the rest is history (somewhere in the footnotes, anyway).

I discovered soapmaking in 1997 or so, and found that I really enjoyed the feel and effectiveness (and smell!) of homemade soap much better than the commercial variety, where they take out all the glycerin (and then add some of it back in for the more expensive "moisturizing" varieties)... and I haven't bought a bar since.

Lip balm... lip balm... I don't even remember when I started that, though it was more recent than soap... but the story is much the same and I haven't bought any commercially-made lip balm since then either!



[Many many thanks go to Swingerzetta for the Awesome banner and soap logo that appears in my avatar and soap labels!]

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