Announcement Welcome to my shop. My goal is to create small projects using materials that I simply can't bear to see go to waste; the little ends of balls of yarn, that really funky skein that they only had one of…you know what I mean.
Welcome to my shop. My goal is to create small projects using materials that I simply can't bear to see go to waste; the little ends of balls of yarn, that really funky skein that they only had one of…you know what I mean.
The Best Things Happen Organically
I have been knitting for the past several years. Mom taught my sister and I how to cast on and off one Christmas, and we all sat around, with our cousin, and knitted away all week. Like a scene from Little Women or something.
Over time, I just kept it up. After a spell, I realised that I had all of this stuff that I had been making, and nowhere to put it. You can only bother your family and friends with stuff for so long. So I opened this shop as an outlet and a way to practice and improve my skills. And people started buying my pieces.
The photography thing is ongoing. I take pictures nearly every day, for various and sundry reasons. The ones I put up for download here on Etsy are ones that I like to think have tat special je ne sais quoi. But I suppose you are the ultimate judges of that.
I am completely self-taught in the knitting realm, and most of my small projects are things that I have made up and tweaked over time. I generally don't use patterns, (only sometimes to compare sizing), but I am trying to push myself in new directions, but stay true to the things that have proved to be popular with my fans. And yes, I actually have fans.
I have also expanded my "empire" (tee hee) to include the Highland Fashionista style blog. You can visit me there at:
Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop (aka The Highland Fashionista)
Owner, Knitter, Blogger, Maker Of Stuff
I am an American living at the foot of the Scottish west highlands. I am a musician, a wife, an obsessed pet owner, an Air Force veteran, a knitter, a nurse practitioner, an insanely keen follower of fashion, and blogger. www.highlandfashionista.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards