Howdy! I'm Shannon, 37 year old mama to Owen, the funny-looking kid in the picture! I work freelance in the film industry, and in my limited spare time I love to knit, dye yarn, and hike with my baby boy and my dog (and my husband, if he's not working). I'm also learning to sew, hand-embroider, cross-stitch, and am fighting the neverending battle to improve my photography skills... if only to get great snapshots of my family and my finished crafts.
For 5 years now I've been posting as persnickety_jim , but I've decided to make the gradual change to tomboyknits , since that's my ravelry username and the name of my etsy shop, where I hope to soon be selling enough hand-knit longies and hand-dyed yarn to further fund my new hobbies.
I will be posting updates here, but I think I'm going to keep this journal friends only. Please comment to be added!
I finished a bunch of stripey soakers and board shorts for my shop. Now I'm ready to take a break from stripes, lol.
Here's a newborn set I did for a baby photographer - hopefully she'll get some cute photos with it. Check out her blog post with a baby in one of my soakers (third photo down). AWW.
I finally finished these for Owen's best friend, Hilliard. I hate doing these huge toddler sizes!! Especially when stripes are involved, it's just so tedious. Thankfully the kid has a really short inseam.