In the beginning there was yarn…

This blog is the start of something new for me.  I always wanted to be a designer of some sort, and Plan A was to go to art school and do just that.  Then the fear got to me – you know the one – the voice that says that you aren’t good enough to succeed, there are other things you can do better, remember how awful it is to fail, so don’t try.  That fear.  So at the age of 18 I decided I would study an academic, vocational subject.  Many years later I am an academic psychologist.  On a good day I love my job.  On a bad day I feel exhausted and I have to make something to soothe myself back into a human being again.

The ‘knackered psycho’ moniker sums up how I felt after a very long day at work, when I decided I needed to self-medicate with a yarn-related purchase.  I joined Etsy and ‘knackered psychologist’ was too long for my username, so I plumped instead for ‘knackered psycho’.  It summed up the frustration I felt that day, and gave the Etsy vendors a good laugh, so I kept it.  And now I have decided I want to develop it into my new identity, as a designer of yarn-y goodies, and as a lover of them too.

So the plan is that I want to use this blog to post pictures of my designs, old and new, and to see if there is anyone out there, other than me, who like them and enjoys participating in a community of yarn-aholics.  I will post what I am working on as well as some older makes, and I will let you know when I have new patterns coming out.  And I will let you peak at a few precious items from my stash from time-to-time, because there are some really talented folk who produce the most fabulous yarn and deserve a bit of appreciation too.

On that point, the frankly stunning yarn on the desk is by the very talented Dexter’s Rainbow.  Its fabulous, isn’t it…


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