I like the diversity of blends of yarn you can get your hands on today. For that reason I like to stock many bases. I always choose quality over quantity and choose carefully from where the fibre is sourced.
I dye yarn in small lots and most of the time, the yarn is dyed to order.
Even though I learned to garter stitch in elementary school I didn’t really knit anything until 2001 when I was pregnant with my first child. Isn’t that kind of typical? I didn’t touch the needles for a few years but took’em up again in 2005 when pregnant with 3rd child (both boys.. does that have anything to do with this?) … and haven’t been able to put them down since. I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t knit every day.
I’m fascinated with all the beautiful fibre-blends out there. I often have a hard time stopping myself when buying yarn to dye, I so very much want to try out all of the possibilities. I’m equally fascinated with how the different blends react to dye.
Of course I’m also obsessed with color and color combinations. I make my own dye formulas with wash fast and light fast dyes.