Oh, my, I'm getting a late start. Not unlike me. Ever since I've had kids (31 years ago) I've never been on time for anything. Though prior to that I was always early. So let me introduce myself.
I'm Cheryl Waters a/k/a cherylbwaters here and on Ravelry. I learned to knit as a child but didn't stick with it because I couldn't knit as beautifully as my mom. Since she passed away in 1996, I have taken on the family tradition of her hand knitted Christmas stockings. So I immediately started in with learning to knit socks. And quickly turned to her stocking which is done in intarsia. I've also done lace, entrelac, felting, a little bit of Aran and stranded work, some toys. I can do enough basic crochet to do some finishing on knitting projects. But I have never been able to really crochet which is a real shame because I've always wanted to do the Water Lily bedspread from Bucilla. My grandmother made this when she was a little girl. This was prior to 1900. One of my cousins was blessed with this when she got married. I wish I had known all I had to do was to ask for it when I got married!
Although I don't have a super long knitting history, I am so in love with the fiber arts that my husband thinks I love it more than him.
I've been a member of this knitting community since February 2009. I've met fantastic friends who, not only are supportive of my fiber addiction, but also have helped me through other events in my life as well.
As I am a lawyer by trade, I love to do research. The internet, especially this community, has really opened up the world of fiber arts much further than I ever thought I would go with it. Susan and Peggy have gotten me into spinning. And if I ever stop spending my money on spindles, I will be able to afford a spinning wheel.
Please feel free to click onto my avatar to see the photos I've posted here. There are so many more projects than pictured. I will try to be better about uploading pictures.
We hope that all of you will introduce yourselves and ask any questions, including how to maneuver through this wonderful community filled with fiber lovers, or anything else that may help you develop your love of fiber. We are never too old to learn. We are never too old to try new techniques. And remember, if you are happy with your FO (finished object) then whatever technique that got you there was the correct technique to use.