Hi, everyone! I'm @Smellyann on Ravelry. I taught myself to knit using only the book The Yarn Girls' Guide to Quick Knits. We lived in Guam at the time, 14 years ago, and I had a 1-year-old daughter, Chloë. I was also pregnant with identical twins, and we were declared unfit to live on the island in case of a pregnancy emergency, after the biggest typhoon (Pong'sona) on record hit the island. We were being sent back to the States, to Virginia Beach, in the Winter. As Guam was extremely hot year-round, of course there were no knitting shops around. Or knitting acoutrement. So I used my book, a little Red Heart I could find on Guam, and my husband's Phillips head screwdrivers!! It was awful at first!! I needed to make my baby(ies) some warm clothes, though, so I made it through and knitted a pink hat and scarf for my little girl. Success! I haven't stopped knitting since, but now I have good yarn and proper needles.
My favorite movie is either Grease or Dirty Dancing - I'm an 80s girl. I love pizza, but I can't eat it anymore as I'm trying to eat "clean" now that I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. My favorite shoes are ... well, Crocs. I have a strong affinity for comfort over fashion, and I own at least half a dozen pairs in different colors and styles. Love my Crocs!
Finally, I would like to learn how to do entrelac. I haven't attempted it yet, but I know I will soon - hopefully this is the year. It's high on my knitting Bucket List.
Thanks for having me!
P.S. Of course I love pie. Duh.