Woah, first post. The pressure is on. I’ve got to be clever enough that you want to come back… let my personality shine through, so you feel like you can get to know me, and I should probably wow you with some pretty sweet photography skills, too. You know, for good measure.
I’ll try my best, but promise me you won’t hold your breath – okay?
Who the heck am I?
I’m me. Amy.
I’ve been blogging over at peonut.com for a while. It’s my personal blog with a focus on my attempts at healthier living. That blog’s still going, so if you’re after insight into my personality I recommend you head over there. Expect sarcasm, disturbingly personal details and – at times – a scary positivity toward ‘fitspo’ that can only be described as ‘fake it ’til you make it’.
I’m much better at knitting than I am at sport, or anything that requires speed with my co-ordination.
Broadly, I’m a twenty-something female in Wellington, New Zealand (in the south Pacific) who has an accounting-based desk job during the day. I turn to yarn and fibre to feed my creativity in the evening.
I also watch a lot of television. A lot. It’s best we don’t talk about that.
(But it also means I have a lot of knitting time, so really… it’s all a solid investment in my personal development and mental health…)
So what’s going on here?
Right now? Not a lot.
Ultimately, this is intended to be my outlet for yarny adventures that just aren’t suited to my other blog (not all runners want fawn over my hand knits).
What are my ‘yarny adventures’? At the moment, mostly knitting. In the short term I also want to get into hand dyeing my own yarn. And learn to crochet. And design my own patterns.
Longer term? I have my eye on weaving (mostly, I just want to weave a scarf… I’m not too fussed beyond that), and ultimately – when I win the lottery – I want to buy a spinning wheel. I don’t know what kind yet… when I research something I tend to get carried away and my credit card suffers. I’ll save for one first.
What am you supposed to do with that information?
Read or don’t read, all the power is with you – this blog is really just another creative outlet for me; a place to collate my photos, stories, planning and whims in a way that my Ravelry projects page doesn’t really do.
Sound like something you’re interested in? Follow along! And while you’re waiting for the next post, head on over to Ravelry and add me as a friend – I love seeing what other people are up to.
Not so sure? That’s cool, but try to check in again later – things will keep getting better and better!