In The Beginning There Was Yarn
Hi, I’m Bobby and welcome to Relaxing With Yarn. As you may have guessed I love all things yarn, whether it’s caking up a new skein to use on my next project of getting into some great designing.
I have been knitting, crocheting, sewing and crafting since 2013 when I picked up my needles as a therapeutic release of dealing with chronic pain (see my blog Living With Factor 5 Leiden if you’d like to understand more about blood disorders). Being able to focus on something creative and positive was a great way of keeping my sanity during the bad days and I was quickly able to become a competent yarn enthusiast and seamstress.
Over the years I have gone from basic scarfs and hats to custom made sweaters and double-knitted scarfs with color work; basic shape toys for babies to full standing dragons protecting her eggs; simple repair work and alternations to making custom three-piece suits. Don’t get me wrong there has been a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where I am now but I wouldn’t have traded that journey for anything.
Where Am I Heading?
My favorite type of needle and yarn work is definitely knitting and I have recently started to branch out into creating my own patterns. For the moment you will have access to use and download my patterns for free and use them for non-commercial use only and I will always appreciate any feedback given.
My current focus is on sweater design and creating a nice easy way for beginner knitters to make their own sweaters from scratch using a simple method. This will allow those beginners some easy gratification of making a practical piece of clothing for their friends and families without having to buy or source multiple versions for different sizes.
I am also creating patterns for textured socks with different stitch patterns based on the plain vanilla sock so be prepared for a torrent of socks in the colder seasons.
Why Do I Have This Website?
As I mentioned before I have started to develop my own patterns and I would love to share back into the yarn community as I have on many occasion scoured the internet for a decent and straight forward pattern for a project only to find that it is priced out of my very limited budget.
My patterns are currently only tested by myself so they are certainly not a classified as professional but they are certainly a high quality product that I am proud of sharing with the world. I will eventually have them tested by others as they go out into the world and I am always happy to make alterations based on my consumer needs.
Disclosure On Compensation
This website accepts many forms compensation from a variety for sources and you will occasionally come across a sponsored product I would like to share with you. Any product that I recommend will have been personally tried and tested by myself and I will provide you with my personal opinions and reviews but the topics and posts may be influenced by these products. Current affiliate associates include Amazon and Craftsy unless otherwise explicitly confirmed in the article.
The Legal Version
The owner(s) of this website is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the writers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
You may not sell my patterns or claim them as your own. You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. You are welcome to share my patterns on social media so long as you link back directly to my post (providing the link). No copy & pasting of my patterns will be allowed under any circumstances.
For any questions you may have please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.