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Welcome! I am Dawn, the owner and creator behind Fairy Tale Knits and I’m looking forward to hearing from you and sharing anything and everything fiber related. Here’s some about me.

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Homeschooling

I am a homeschooling mom to 4 kids, 2 girls 13 and 10 and 2 boys 8 and 5. I love homeschooling and it’s a big part of my life and I’ll share some of that here. We also are part of an awesome homeschool co-op where we can all spend time with friends and learn a lot. One of the things I like the most about homeschooling is seeing my kids unique drives and personality unfold day by day.

Geek at heart

I am also a geek at heart. I love math and science. Algebra and Calculus are my favorite maths and Zoology, Microbology, and Chemistry are my favorite sciences.

A little about me as a knitter. My grandmother (Maw) taught me to knit when I was 9. I knitted some then but really picked it back up in 2001 and it became a (mostly) daily thing for me in 2003.

Knitting

I am somewhat of a zen knitter. If I make a mistake that I can easily hide I will do that instead of ripping back. I usually only rip back if it is noticeable or it will bother me. Pooling usually doesn’t bother me so I just keep knitting instead of trying to make it stop pooling. I am also a process knitter, I enjoy making the item more than finishing it. This means I have lots of projects all the time (like 20 or more sometimes), though this has gotten better in the past year or so.

I take knitting with me all the time so I keep a mindless project handy for when I’m waiting in line or such. I love knitting lace and stranded color work. I prefer to knit both of these from charts and I will make a chart from written directions if needed.

Crocheting

As a crocheter I don’t have a lot to say because it’s still somewhat new to me. I tried for years to get even tension and couldn’t until I started holding the yarn in my right hand and throwing it like I do when knitting about a year ago. Since then I have crocheted some but not much. I very much prefer crocheting stuffed animals over knitting them.

I am starting this blog because I love the world of fiber and want to help other fiber lovers! Some of my post will be able how I get done all I do, things that have helped me outside of the fiber world and some behind the scenes and some bits of my life. But most will be fiber related and most of those will be about knitting and about different types of fiber.

I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of you. You can always comment below or message me on any of the social medias linked above. So to start off the sharing, what is your favorite thing to knit or crochet? It can be a specific pattern or type of item or general like lace or enterlac.

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And here’s some pretties for you to enjoy!

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