Meet Nina! Nina was born in Slovakia, moved to Florida in 2000, and became a US citizen in 2016. She works as an environmental engineer from 9-5, but runs home and picks up the needles as soon as humanly possible.

What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: Knit Cosmic Strings
Yarn: Facets by Loops & Threads

Why do you knit?: I only started knitting in October. I started out wanting to make one of those arm knit blankets, then realized I needed more yarn. I ended up going back to the craft store, picking up knitting needles and thinking, “Why not try something smaller?” I ended up making a square and realized it wasn’t too hard. Next thing I knew, I was addicted, and now I dream about yarn. It’s so therapeutic. Knitting gives me a creative outlet that my cubicle job just can’t.

Most challenging project (and why?): My most challenging project was probably my first sock. I had never done a heel before and had no idea what a gusset was. The sock ended up looking terrible but my boyfriend wears it anyway. The second sock looks much nicer.

What’s your new favorite thing?: Two color brioche – it’s really challenging but the result is gorgeous!

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