I'm Becky... I have a wonderful husband of 9 years, a daughter who is 8, a son who is 5, 2 dogs, a cat, and an ever-lengthening list of interests and hobbies including knitting, gardening, cooking and baking from real foods, and sewing. I'm allergic to dairy but my family isn't so you'll see some recipes that include non-dairy modifications.
I do daycare from my home during the day so I can stay home with my children while helping to pay the bills.
I spun my very first mini skein of yarn! Half was spun a few years ago when my Aunt Linda's friend, Joanne, taught us how to spin using drop spindles. Sadly, Joanne passed away a few months ago. I will always remember her explaining how loose fluff is turned into yarn simple by pulling it almost apart and putting a twist in it. If it wasn't for Joanne's spinning lesson and the gift of some of her drop spindles and fiber, I wouldn't have had the rush of excitement that I just had from looking at my first skein of yarn. I made that. I took fluff and turned it into yarn. It's fuzzy and there are thick sections here and there but it's yarn. It's wrapped around a tupperware lid and tied to keep it from tangling. It's soaking in warm water to set the twist (otherwise it'd unravel). After it dries I'm going to knit something. I'm not sure what it will be but I know it will be special and I know I'll think of Joanne and her spinning lesson whenever I look at it.