Hi and welcome, I’m Julie – wife, mum of 2 and knitter. My son is severely autistic and so life is a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I write a little about our experiences in the hope of helping others in a similar situation and to give a little insight into some aspects of life with an autistic child. I also write a lot about knitting which I love and has helped keep me sane through some of the more difficult times with my son.
I trained as a graphic designer and since graduating I’ve worked as an illustrator, in sales & marketing and more recently as full-time mum and part time knitter. When I was 9 my Mum and Gangan taught me to knit and I’ve never really stopped. I knit to keep stress at bay, to have a creative outlet in my life but mostly because it simply makes me happy.
Since 2005 I’ve supplied my knitted work to various outlets: Hope & May, Gibbs & Ward, London Mummy, The Cross in Holland Park, Lilymay in Brighton & Mahar Drygoods in the USA. I occasionally sell what I make through my Etsy shop and although I’m unable to take on orders I am always making new items and will keep my mailing list up to date with anything newly available.
A little bit about me:
I like the quiet life.
I like listening to music – Ludovico Einaudu on a sunny Sunday morning, The Wailin Jennys in the quiet of the evening when the children are in bed, Nick Drake when it’s raining or I’m down and Jack Johnson when I feel full of life and want to dance with the children.
I like cooking and eating, especially homemade cake, cold rhubarb crumble with custard, goat cheese with tomatoes and I like drinking tea from a nice cup.
I like being outdoors, especially the smells of mushroomy earth, cut grass and thyme and the sounds of birdsong and the wind in the trees.
I like hills and woods, camping and the sound of rain on your tent when you’re warm & dry inside.
I like buying yarn, knitting, singing when I’m happy, reading other people’s blogs, warm socks and cosy cardis and I love being a mum.
Thanks for visiting x