Source of Inspiration
For years I've been reading other knitters' blogs admiring their creativity in both knit- and web-designs. Very often they have been a source of inspiration for my work. The year 2010 started for me with a ski accident, a break and a surgery. For a few weeks my full-time job turned into a full-time taking care of my knee. I unexpectedly got plenty of time on my hands. The result of it is this site where I would like to share my crafts with other knitting enthusiasts.
Knitting on and off
I am a knitter and crocheter, and I’ve been in crafts for ages. I started knitting at school and made gorgeous outfits for my dolls and for my younger sister. I have made some wonderful sweaters for my husband, which he proudly wore for years. As a mother, I have knitted for my daughters throughout their childhood - by the time of their adolescence I started my own business and had to put knitting on hold for more than ten years - I can’t believe it myself!. I took on knitting again when I moved to Canada.
Born and raised and spent most of her life in Russia, Tanya Preobrazhenski is Toronto resident since 2004.
It's just me behind this site, but when I need a hand, my daughters are always there for me, helping with some technical details and modelling my knits. My husband, too, supports me in all my endeavours.
Game of Words
Artisaknity is a game of words. I like words both in my native Russian and in English. Artisan has become one of my favourites. There's art and handicraft, creativity and spirit in it. I blended it with knit and got the name for this site- Artisaknity . In other words the state and quality of being an artisan in knitting. I hope I meet the definition.
Thanks for visiting.
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