I am a 39 year old obsessed knitter and aspiring writer. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have a total of six children, two of my own and four step children. I am also the mother of an angel; my youngest, Phin, died of SIDS at 2 1/2 months old. I will have to admit also, at my young age, I am a grandmother to a beautiful girl named Amelia.
I have had one of those lives that has been well lives and extremely hard. To most people, I am a survivor and most days I wear that badge proudly. I have always wanted to be a writer, I just never had the direction and disipline it takes to pursue my dream fully till this last year. Before that, I was a struggling single mom, abused woman and a raging alcoholic and drug addict for most of my life. After the death of my son, I often tell people I checked out - which I did for three years, drowning myself in alcohol. It finally came to a head in late 2008 when, after two failed attempts at suicide, I was convinced by my family and friends to enter treatement.
I've been sober for over a year and slowly building back up my life to what it was before my son's death; a life full of love and creativity and blessings. I am extremely proud to be a member of this site and hope to learn from the many writers on here about the craft of writing and their individual passion for it.
I am a knitter. It's that simple. I started knitting after my son died from a kit my daughter got for Christmas and when I moved back home, I fell in with a group of girls who took my hobby and helped me make it an obsession. My hero is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a.k.a The Yarn Harlot. She helped propel me into writing again, helping me to learn I can take something I am passionate about and share it with others.
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