Like most knitters, I learnt as a child from my mother and grandmother. I don't remember much about it, but when I took it up again in my late '20s, it was like getting back on the horse. With the added fuel of the online knitting world, I found my hobby grew into an obsession very quickly.
I loved knitting for other people's babies so much, I decided to have one of my own. My first daughter, Lola, was usually dressed head to toe in my creations. There was a bit less time for knitting when my twins came along, but I continued to click away. Around this time I started blogging, which gave me added incentive to create and share.
At the end of 2012, after moving from Sydney to a cold-climate country region and receiving one too many comment that I should sell my creations, I decided to give it a try. And so Typically Red Knits was born.
These days, I'm a single mum to my three growing girls. I have a regular work-from-home day job, a fabulous freelance food photography gig, and every other spare minute is spent knitting. I've sold hats to customers all over the world - New York, Paris, Oslo, London, Madrid, Toronto...the list goes on. My hats appeared in Papier Mache magazine in 2013 and have been seen in lots of places on the internet.
And while my children are no longer dressed in my handknits anymore, it thrills me to know I'm warming little heads all over the world with my beautiful hats and bonnets.
Typically Red Knits