An avid crocheter for over 8 years, I only recently took up knitting in October 2013. Having moved to Toronto for my Ph.D., the lure of cozy cabled sweaters and wooly socks for the cold winters finally convinced me to pick up my first pair of knitting needles and teach myself using online tutorials. I've been in love with the craft every since I completed my very first pair of socks (and on DPNs, too!).
Although I'm on a tight budget, I am a total yarn-aholic. I love exploring new yarns and fibers and am always lured in by a soft touch and lovely colors. I'm always on the hunt for new places to buy yarn and especially love to visit small, local yarn shops where ever I travel.
Although I'm a student, I make an effort to find the time to knit/crochet whenever I can (usually late into the night). Like most crafters I know, I always have far more projects in line than time in the day. For a list of some of my favorites that I hope to get to soon, feel free to browse my Ravelry queue.
During the day, I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto studying hummingbird flight muscle physiology. My goal is to document the mechanical properties of these muscles that enables them to operate at some of the highest vertebrate contraction rates. Toronto is the first major city I've ever lived in, and I love the cultural diversity and the food (oh, the food) of this city. When I'm not knitting, I love to explore the city, go to the movies, or relax with a good book (check out my GoodReads page to see what I'm currently reading).
I hope this blog will grow into a place to share my adventures and experiences in knitting and life.