Elizabeth Humphries of Paradise Purls!
I have immense respect for anyone who can knit.
That's because I can't. Seriously. I can crochet up and down and backwards, but knitting? To me, it's like trying to cover a centipede with duct tape with your eyes closed. I decided this Spring I would try one more time to teach myself to knit, and while I am making some progress (I can cast on! Woo-hoo!), when I look at beautiful creations such as these, I think to myself, why am I torturing myself this way when it would be so much easier to shop Etsy for something I love?
Elizabeth, owner of Paradise Purls on Etsy, is a SAHM like myself who taught herself to knit (grrrrrr!) with awesome results. She has an incredible eye for color. "I fell in love with all the yarn ... the colors and textures," she says. "One of my favorite things to do is spend time in a yarn shop touching all the different yarns. I'm very tactile! That coupled with the ability to create beautiful things with that yarn is what I love about knitting."
So I may keep trying. Elizabeth inspires me. =]
And, if I ever get past page 5 of my how-to-knit book, I can use one Elizabeth's beautiful bookmark's to hold my place!
To learn more about Elizabeth you can visit her blog here: http://paradisepurls.blogspot.com/