My name is Mary, and I love old movies, chocolate, knitting with and spinning yarn, and looking at stuff I sewed nicely. The actual sewing is not my favourite but I do it anyway because I am that gone on the end result.
I’m also a writer. One of the best ways to not write is to do something else you enjoy that's easier (like knitting through an old movie while eating chocolate, for example.) And then, to get yourself back to work, it’s helpful to write about anything but what you should be (like what you just knit.)
That’s why you’ll find so much useful stuff here about making things: I’m a terrible procrastinator. One of the most productive procrastinators you’ll ever meet, but a procrastinator nonetheless. Hope you’ll stick around and help!
You will find quite a few free knitting patterns at Hugs - for chemo caps, or very fast gifts, or other things I share to thank the terrific people who spend time here. (There are also some patterns you have to pay for, but they're so worth it.)
If you're having trouble downloading a free pattern, don't stress. Just e-mail me from the link at the bottom of the sidebar and let me know which one you wanted. I'll send you the file as soon as I get your note.