As I have mentioned in previous posts (more than you would like me to have), I am addicted to Plurk. While plurking I have had the extreme pleasure of getting to know the fabulous Miss Violet of Lime & Violet fame. She has constructed the Plurkette Hencircle for many of us to share and explore our inner and outer farmgirl. Miss Violet has asked each of us to introduce ourselves in our blogs. So, although this may be repetitive for some, here I go.
My name is Beverly and I am 40ish. Actually, I am more ish than 40. I am in a long-term committed relationship with a wonderfully supportive, loving and humorous man. I grew up in a small town in central Maine and every time I leave it, I come back because it is where I belong. I am small town Maine.
I have difficulty walking on a good day, and walking is damn near impossible on a bad day. Fortunately my hands work pretty well on most days, so I can knit and crochet. I am a wanna-be spinner. My maternal Grandmother is the person who taught me to crochet when I was seven. I've had long periods of time when I didn't pick up a crochet hook for a while, but I always come back to it when my life gets too hectic and I need calm. My favorite aunt used to knit sweaters for us and helped me to re-learn stitches when I had been away from my hooks too long. About 5 years ago I took some classes at my LYS (local yarn shop) to learn to knit, because I wanted to make mittens like my Grandmother used to. Now I am addicted to sock knitting.
I love gifts that are hand-made. Someone put time, effort and thought into the idea and construction. I get so much joy from the process of creating, and I think about the intended recipient while my needles and hooks consume the yarn. I think of it first as a gift for me to create and then a gift for others when I give.
I don't know if this really qualifies me as a inner farmgirl, but I like the ideas they put forth and the camaraderie that we share. I may not be physically able to participate in some farmgirl activities, but I feel I am one at heart.