Hey there. Thanks for stopping by.
I started knitting late, because I eschewed all things feminine most of my life, believing that I would grow up to be the man my father wanted me to be. (He wanted sons; God gave him four girls. God has a wicked sense of humor.)
What a lot of time I wasted. All that effort to suppress the girly-girl I am. The truth is: I love clothes. I love trying them on. I love wearing them. I love buying them.
I fell madly in love with knitting and had to open a shop to feed my habit. I had to do something with all the scarves I knitted. And then the cowls I knitted. Now the socks will be coming. (I'm learning to do them next.) Who knows what it will be after that. And it won't stop there.
I'm obsessed with knowing where all that yarn comes from. I briefly toyed with the idea of owning an alpaca farm, but decided that was getting too down and dirty for me. I want to learn to spin. And dye from natural dyes. I want to watch the magic happen in the pot with the yarn. I want to watch the magic happen from my fingers to the spindle. So that I can knit up unique items that no one else in the world has for sale, so that women can come to my shop and buy something beautiful to wear, to feel beautiful when they wear it. For I believe it is every woman's birthright to feel beautiful.
I felt ugly to the bone as a child & most of my adult life. I was treated as though I was ugly as a child. I was made fun of at home and at school. Belittled and humiliated without the solace of a parent or adult to lighten the hurt. So I want Scarves By Sheila to be a place where women come to find beautiful things and to feel beautiful. That is my mission statement. That is where I am headed. I am starting small, but I intend to get big. Wait & see. If you can think of a thing that you would like to see here, let me know. I might not be able to do it right away, but eventually, it just might be possible.
Thanks for visiting.