I learned how to crochet, knit, and sew when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I kept up with crochet and sewing throughout my teens and early adulthood, but didn't pick knitting back up until 2006. I decided to open my own handmade in the USA business in 2009 after being annoyed during my travels to find items being sold that were not made in the location I was visiting. Although I can make pretty much anything and everything my end goal is to create my own line of beach and beach wedding wear. Until then I continue to hone my skills, teach knitting and crochet, run the education program at my local national brand fabrics and crafts store, and am working toward becoming a master crochet and knitter.