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So this is me. I love pretending I'm a pirate as you've seen by the front of my store, but in real life, I'm a nurse and a writer. I'm an avid reader of sci-fi books. I hope to one day write my own.

I love to crochet. I find that crocheting is a whole lot faster than knitting, especially if you have to go back and fix a mistake. But more recently, I've been getting knitting lessons from a friend so it has helped de-mystify the process for me.

I have also gotten hooked on spinning my own yarn. I have a beautiful Saxony double drive wheel that I've named Penelope. She's likely close to 100 years old, I'm not certain how old exactly because there is no makers mark on it. I also have a second wheel, a smaller upright castle type from New Zealand that I've named Frodo. I've found it easier to spin alpaca with him and to spin finer yarns with…

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  • Born on September 24
  • Joined November 28, 2008

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handspun yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, spinning wheels, drop spindles, wool combs

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About

So this is me. I love pretending I'm a pirate as you've seen by the front of my store, but in real life, I'm a nurse and a writer. I'm an avid reader of sci-fi books. I hope to one day write my own.

I love to crochet. I find that crocheting is a whole lot faster than knitting, especially if you have to go back and fix a mistake. But more recently, I've been getting knitting lessons from a friend so it has helped de-mystify the process for me.

I have also gotten hooked on spinning my own yarn. I have a beautiful Saxony double drive wheel that I've named Penelope. She's likely close to 100 years old, I'm not certain how old exactly because there is no makers mark on it. I also have a second wheel, a smaller upright castle type from New Zealand that I've named Frodo. I've found it easier to spin alpaca with him and to spin finer yarns with Penelope.

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