My name is Kristin (KristinR) and I am thrilled to announce my debut as a Bernat blogger! There is an incredible group of talented people here, and I am honored to join with them in showing how we use Bernat yarns to create our projects.
I am first and foremost a crocheter, though I love to knit and spin as well. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was just 10 years old. I love that this craft has been passed down to me through the generations, and that it is something I can hand down to my children as well. Both enjoyable and useful, there isn't much that time spent with yarn and hook can't fix.
I focus a lot on the quiet comfort of crocheting, though I do occasionally listen to audio books while I work. I especially enjoy working on heirloom pieces with quality yarn that I know will last so that the hard work I put into my pieces can be enjoyed through the years.
My two beautiful girls keep me on my toes, as does my military husband, but I wouldn't have it any other way. When I am not working with fiber arts, cooking for my family, or cuddling with my littles, I enjoy painting, writing, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and reading. Inspired by my oldest daughter, who has Autism, I work part time as a special needs photographer. At the end of the day when the sun sets, our bodies are nourished with good food, and the rush of the day has past, I love to snuggle up on the couch with my family, pick up my crocheting, and catch up on our time together.
I know that I am going to thoroughly enjoy trying new yarns from Bernat, and working with some of my classic favorites. I really enjoy experimenting with Bernat patterns as well, and can't wait to share my adventures along this tour of "string and hooks" as my husband calls it. Here's to a new journey! Cheers!