Look, it’s a wild Polo!
Hello, friends and fibre artists. If you found your way to my about me page, chances are you’re curious about what’s going on around these parts. I can help with that.
What is the Knitter Nerd?
I have been writing this blog for seven years. When I started, it was a way to document my movement from non-knitter to totally-obsessed knitter. Now my interests have grown and lots of fibre arts find their way into my hands.
On top of knitting inspiration, knitting advice, and general ramblings, you’ll also find book reviews on the site. That’s because books are awesome.
My politics influence everything I do; I believe in the power of community, and the fibre art world is a great example of that. I plan to bring that more and more into the blog, so I’ll be excited to find out what you folks think of it.
Who is Polo?
That’s a hard one. Well, in essence I’m a young-ish person from England who moved to Ontario, Canada, a few years ago. (You can see a lot of that process if you read back to 2012-2014. Very stressful, let me tell you.) I’ve been knitting for a while now and found a new group of friends and a great community every time I’ve moved somewhere new.
Now that I’m settled, I’m attempting to bring what I’ve learnt about the importance of community into how I navigate the world. I’m going back to school for a Masters of Education to help me, and I volunteer where I can – I am the social media manager for PFLAG Durham Region, and I’ve recently started an interfaith, multicultural craft group at the local mosque.
In other words, I’m someone who has decided to use knitting and the internet to try to make the world a better place. Yep, I’m that person. The idealist. If you are too, maybe you should stick around – or even get in touch, I’d love to hear from like-minded individuals!