Hi, I’m Jenny! My Ravelry name is Renewedmind

How did you get started knitting?  I learned to crochet when I was pregnant with my oldest. I wasn’t working at the time and was going a little crazy waiting for her to get here so my mother-in-law taught me to crochet Granny Squares. After about a zillion of those, I was ready to move on so I got every book I could find at the library and taught myself to crochet other items such as ponchos and sweaters. Then it progressed to knitting about ten years later

What kinds of things do you like to knit?  Well, socks are most definitely my favorite. I love that they are portable, easy to modify, great gifts and usually only take one skein so it gives me more opportunities to try lots of new yarns! I also love the fact that they can be casual, dressy, cozy, crazy, unisex, and great for all ages. My second favorite would be sweaters. Top down and seamless.

What are your favorite knitting techniques?  Hmmm, I love cables. They’re really quite simple and look amazing!

What is your proudest knitting/crochet projects/accomplishments?  I once knit my daughter a heart for Valentine’s Day. Not the lovey dovey kind, but a heart with a right and left ventricle and aortic valves. She was a nursing student at the time, so it’s not as creepy as it sounds. Also my Phaeodaria socks.
What are your favorite yarns?   I tend to love Merino Wool and Merino Wool blends. I have different favorites for different weights: Fingering would be Hazel Knits Artisan Sock and Sun Valley Fibers. They have stunning colors and are very durable but still feel so soft. Favorite worsted weight would have to be Malabrigo Rios. The colors are beautiful and it feels so yummy! 

Who are your favorite designers and what do you like about them? For socks, Claire Ellen and Hunter Hammersen. I love the detail in their patterns and the challenge presented. For sweaters, Thea Colman and Alicia Plummer. The sweaters they have designed are so beautiful but still completely wearable and definitely my style.

Do you carry your yarn in your left hand or your right hand?  I carry in my left hand.

Tell me about your experiences at Crazy for Ewe?  I love being a part of the Crazy for Ewe team. The customers here are the very best. I love to watch the growth in my students throughout my sock classes. The confidence that sock knitting brings carries over into so many other knitting venues

What one piece of advice you would give a new knitter? Make sure you have the right tools for the job. Also, do not be afraid to try new things!