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!