Saturday, August 22, 2009

First Post

My name is Natalya, and this is my new journal. I have another one where I tell about my everyday life, about things, people and events that I find interesting and exciting. That first journal is in Russian. But I have so many friends who don't speak Russian, and they also wanted to read about my life... That’s why a new journal was born.
I’ve been knitting for as long as I can remember. When I was four or five, our adorable kindergarten teacher asked all the girls to bring knitting needles and some yarn to knit with. I still remember those hysterically yellow needles and unbearably green yarn. :) Of course, we started with a scarf. Hats, mittens and everything else came later.
Lately I found myself getting bored with knitting clothes, so I switched to accessories: hats, scarves, neck and leg warmers, plus handbags, laptop sleeves, cell phone and eyeglasses cases, brooches, bracelets and necklaces, as well as all kinds of houseware (rugs, tablecloth and runners, wall decorations, etc.). All my creations are my own designs, and I enjoy thinking of something new every time.
I also like to teach and will gladly post lessons for those who want to learn how to knit, crochet and felt. These lessons will be illustrated with photos and video (also available on Youtube for your convenience). The most popular items will be accompanied by detailed patterns, and I’ll gladly answer your questions.
How about I show you some of my work?
I hope to make new friends here. Folks who love knitting, crocheting and felting, just like I do. Please write a little about yourself in comments and I’ll be more than happy to read your journals. Thanks!