Welcome!

IMG_6141
Thank you for stopping by! My name is Carolina and I have two things I’m passionate about: coffee and yarn.
I have been drinking coffee all my life. My grandfather “baptized” me into the family by giving me a drop of espresso on the day I was born.  Half of my family is from Spain and the other Italy so coffee is a very important part of our day.  It’s almost like a ritual and always like a friend. We are fortunate that we live in the Pacific Northwest where coffee is sold in almost every street corner.
I have been knitting and crocheting for almost 10 years.  It was around that time I noticed people starting to bring knitting/crocheting everywhere.  From the doctor’s waiting room to coffee shops, there was always someone creating something.  I was immediately drawn to the craft and the idea of creating my own things.  My maternal grandmother crocheted but since she died when I was young and living in a different country, I never had the privilege to learn it from her.  If you were taught by a loved one, be grateful you have those sweet memories to cherish.
At first, I tried my hand at loom knitting.  It seemed to be easier to do than straight knitting.  I made a few hats and scarves and quickly realized that lugging around looms wasn’t very practical.  I wanted something I could take with me everywhere I would have to wait for any extended amount of time.  I decided I would take a plunge and dive right into regular knitting.   I made a really long scarf, a simple straight knit girl’s purse and even managed my first (yet embarrassingly bad) amigurumi bunny.  Once I got over the frustration of having to start over multiple times, I started to have a lot of fun finding and trying out new patterns.
A few years after I learned to knit, crochet became my new obsession.  Boy was that fun!  It was quicker than knitting and easier to manipulate into a shape.  My youngest son loves amigurumi and crochet certainly helped me expand my repertoire.
As you can see, I am addicted to all things yarn and coffee.
No matter where you are in your journey, I am happy that you have joined me.  Grab a cup of coffee, your favorite yarn and hook or needle, and lets make something!
Carolina
Advertisements