I started knitting 9 years ago right around the time of my marriage and the birth of my niece. My niece has probably been my biggest source of inspiration and thus has had to endure so many hand-made presents. She has yet to complain, but has requested that only certain colors be used now.
I quit my job about 2 years ago to focus full-time on my knitting career dream job. I do design work for a local alpaca farm in addition to adding creations to my blog and Etsy store.