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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Teresa Metts of Lileesgramknits

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I met Teresa via Etsy, and I owe her a special thanks as she has helped me conquer the very thing I have been battling with for weeks on here - those darned clickable links.  No small feat for a complete technophobe like me.

She has kindly agreed to tell us a bit about herself and her work.  Look out for those links and BE IMPRESSED.  (Right click on the pictures and select 'Open in a new window' to see more.)

So I'll hand you over to Teresa:



I have been making stuff as long as I can remember. I used to spend my allowance on pads of lined paper and envelopes so I could use my water colors and paint on them to make people stationary.

I was a teenaged Mom, so I have spent most of my life working and being a Mom. Now I am a Gramma and my lovely husband is letting me be a housewife while I try to get my Etsy business off the ground.

I have finally found my one true crafty love and it is fiber. I love everything about it, from washing the stinky fleece, to dyeing, spinning, knitting, crocheting.



Hand dyed chenille from Lileesgramknits

The great thing is if you get tired of doing one thing, there is always something else to work on. That way I don't get bored and go off and start another hobby!



Hand dyed roving from Lileesgramknits

Everyday is a bit different, either computer work or playing with the fiber. There has been a lot of spinning going on lately.



Hand spun, hand dyed yarn from Lileesgramknits


Inspiration is everywhere. Anything colorful catches my eye, and things I hear on tv or the internet to my family.

Sometimes I have too many choices and that makes me want to do nothing....but other than that, creating is part of my everyday life.

You can find me at:

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/Lileesgramknits
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/people/Lileesgram
Blog: lileesgram.blogspot.com
Etsy: lileesgramknits.com

Readers of this blog can buy from Teresa at a 10% discount, by using coupon code: THANKS

Teresa told me she's have me knitting and spinning sooner or later.  Having seen the gorgeous colours in those yarns, I think she may be right. - Lu

Weather in Keswick

Friday I burnt my face eating my tea outside, Sunday we had snow on the tops again. Still dry though, unlike the rest of the UK.

Lots of folk about in Keswick, but I haven't noticed yet whether many of them are using the brand new biker bus going up to Whinlatter.

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5 comments:

ArtSings1946 said...

I really enjoyed this post. Loved the weather part. It's always hot here in Florida.

Happiness to all.

PS Oh, I found you via an etsy art team blog thread !

lu said...

Thanks, I'm glad you like the weather. It is an obsession here.

Silver Moss Jewellery said...

Beautiful colours and yarns.

And love the weather (and tourist!) review!

lu said...
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lu said...

The weather is the obsession for Brits, but in Keswick, we're all interested in what the visitors are up to.