Knitting has such strong associations for me. I remember my Mum knitting and I remember my Nanny knitting when I was a child. These are the two women I love most in the world, even though my Nanny was only in my life for twelve years.
A few years ago now I found myself in a bit of a creative slump. Then one night while watching weavers Mastercrafts on BBC something happened. Suddenly I had the urge to *do something creative*. A loom was never going to fit into our home so I decided knitting was the next best thing. The next day I looked online for my closest knitting shop, bought some 6mm needles, pink chunky acrylic wool and haven’t looked back since.
- Some of my post popular posts about my knitting include my Shaelyn Shawl, my Ashby Shawl, and my knitted wedding.
You might guess from the photos on my blog that I also love photography. That comes from my Dad, who gave me his old Fuji camera when I was about 7. To this day photography is something I can share with my Dad and he bought me my very own DSLR for my 30th birthday.
- Here are some of my favourite tips for photographing pets, some photos I took in Mayo, Ireland and some photos I took of my husband’s allotment.
I met a childhood friend recently for lunch, who I hadn’t seen in at least 10 years. She asked me if I was still crazy about dogs. I hadn’t realised that I was always this animal mad! As an adult I am passionate about animal welfare, and volunteered with a local animal shelter for three years. I loved volunteering and fostering but I no longer have the time to dedicate to it, although I still advocate and write about animal welfare.
- You can read here about my experience fostering Katie and Taylor, two pitbull X puppies.
The last thing you might like to know about me is that I retrained as a librarian a few years ago. I am fascinated by digital preservation, metadata and cataloguing, linked data and digital libraries. I was once asked in an interview why I am so interested in libraries – my answer was because libraries democratise knowledge, and knowledge and learning is everything.
I started this blog because I love writing and I felt a blog would allow me to share photos of my knitting. So that’s three things ticked off my list right there.
If you would like to use any of my images for any reason please contact me at jennyhoneill [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!