Hi! My name is Michelle and I love to make things. I live in the burbs' of Chicago with my husband/best friend Mike and our two four-legged companions Dulce and Danger. I maintain this space as a way to keep track of my projects. This blog started as a knitting focused (www.willknitforfood.com) blog and has evolved as a creative space to include sewing, cooking and life-in-general related content. I taught myself to knit during the fall of 2008, joined my first knitting group, and transformed into a knitter immediately. It's my 'favorite child'. I'm constantly amazed and thoroughly entertained by the manipulation of string and sticks to form fabric. I have a particular fondness for garment knitting, sweaters and socks, specifically; it's usually safe to bet I have one or the other on me at all times. The portability and versatility of knitting makes it a constant in my life. I had my first flirtations with sewing as a little girl spending afternoons at my grandmother's house. She allowed my cousins and me to rummage through her scraps to sew dolls and doll's clothes. I stashed those basic skills away for many years before rediscovering my interest. Soon after I began knitting, I started seeking-out vintage knitting patterns and magazines online, which lead to my discovery of vintage sewing patterns. I started buying patterns in hope that I could learn to sew my own clothes. Then, one day, I started trying. Most of the patterns I sew from are vintage. This isn't exclusively the case, but I have a penchant for classic design. I'm also strongly convicted to reducing my consumer impact by recycling, reusing and re-purposing. I aim to give a nod to the steadfast longevity and transcending capability of classic design. Ultimately, my goal is to produce a completely self-made wardrobe. I have a lot to learn and a long way go- I can't imagine I'll ever be finished. I love that you've stopped by to visit; interacting with other creative people helps to fuel my inspiration for future projects, and I think we have much to share with each other. If you run across any questions or need assistance with anything you find on this site, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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