LDSVenus 3By LDSVenus

My mom taught me to knit when my first child was born and I’ve been knitting ever since. It is my de-stresser, my way to relax – and on top of that I have wonderful gifts to give my family and friends. You can see some of my spinning and finished knitted projects at my Flickr site.  I also have some free knitting patterns here.  You can find blogs I follow here.

I have been spinning since 2004, and it’s always a learning experience. I find spinning extremely peaceful and relaxing. It’s also a tremendous ego boost to be able to knit with “your own” yarn.  I’ve become quite a fiber snob since I have handled the natural fibers as I have spun. I still use some acrylic yarns as I need to, ie: baby blankets and other things that need a lot of washing, but my preference is to knit with natural fibers now.

The other creative outlet I have is my machine embroidery. It is also mostly for gifts.

I love ferrets and could go on for hours about them, ask my friends, they avoid talking to me about ferrets like the plague :P. I’ve been owned by ferrets since about 1995 and I also had a ferret rescue for about 5 years so if you have any questions I’d be happy to converse with you about them. Ferrets are not for everyone, actually they are not for anyone who does not have time for them or money for vet bills or is unwilling to keep them when they have health problems. They are not throw away pets (no pet is) and they get very attached to “their” people. Ferrets tend to be a bit more expensive to own because they are considered “exotic” pets and you pay the “exotics” pricing at the vets and for their specialized food.

This is my about page, my blog is the home page.

Occasionally I’ll have a rant that I just can’t hold in anymore. So humor me on those :P. So with that said I hope you enjoy my blog.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.       Thomas Jefferson

 I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.   Thomas Jefferson

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security deserves neither and will lose both.     Benjamin Franklin