Get to know me

My life motto is “Choose Happy.” I truly believe that it is no one else’s responsibility to make you happy. Rather, it is up to us as individuals, to create joy in our lives.

Who am I

My name is Kym and I enjoy sharing with others what I’m learning in life. Such as knitting, gardening, and cooking. I am actively working towards a simpler lifestyle. And a more natural way of living. Plus, it’s been a great adventure learning to keep chickens.

I have a very supportive husband and between the two of us, we have six wonderful grown kids. One of our sons has Autism, always making life interesting. I’ve been so blessed with this big family.

But if you’re asking me who I am. Well, I’m really just a knitter, using my hands, some sticks and string, and making things.

Where I am from

I grew up in Michigan, metro Detroit. Living within twelve miles of where I was born until the end of 2009, whe moved to the desert in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We made another cross country move at the end of  2017. I currently live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my adorable husband, my adult son who has Autism, our three little dogs and a dozen chickens. I’m looking forward to turning our old house into a home and using our one acre of land to grow food for our family. I’m learning to make the most of our little corner of the world. And there will always be things to knit no matter where I am.

Who inspired me

I spent much of my childhood at my beloved grandma’s knee, watching her sew beautiful garments and dresses. She could make anything. Although Grandma was not really a knitter, she did crochet thousands of lap blankets which she donated to the local hospital she volunteered at.

It is this grandma that gave me the gift of making things with my hands. And, It is her hands I see when I watch myself knitting.

It is grandma’s example that I too have spent a large part of my adult life as a volunteer. No doubt she is a big part of what made me who I am. I will continue sharing my love of knitting in her honor.

Thank you

I’m so glad you’re here, joining me as I go through the adventures of my so-called [knitting] life.

my so called knitting life

You can find me pretty much everywhere on the internet with my username kymhretz.