About Polo

I am way more cheerful than this artsy photo would suggest.
I am way more cheerful than this artsy photo would suggest.

I’ve always got a kick out of creation and the discovery of knitting and crocheting at my first Stitch ‘n’ Bitch meeting in the summer of 2010 opened up a whole new world for me. Not only could I create, I could do it with style! Not one day since then (pretty much) has gone by without needles or a hook in my hands.

I’m massively into the Avengers movie which threw me full-pelt into the world of comics. I’m deep in it now. My favourite comics are Hawkeye, Black Widow, She-Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel! I’m also one of those folks who obsessively binge on shows. Doctor Who, Firefly, Supernatural (up to season 5), Dexter, Game of Thrones, etc etc…

I’m a feminist and generally the kind of person who gets quite righteously angry about things which I definitely got from my ageing hippy of a father. I have a brilliant girlfriend who is my rock in these crazy waters.

For most of my life I inhabited the deepest darkest depths of Dorset, England. My partner is Canadian so after three years and a lot of stress we finally got me over to Ontario where I live just outside Toronto in a basement apartment full of animals and action figures (and, of course, rather a lot of yarn).

I suppose the basics should have come first, not last! So to conclude, my name is Polo, I’m currently twenty-seven, and somehow I find time to breathe in between all my hobbies and work. Pull up a seat and stick around. I don’t bite.

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29 thoughts on “About Polo

  1. Laura i love your blog and it’s inspired me to get going with mine! I love your ideas and your friendship with me as well as my lovely girl. And the idea that your are ‘owned’ by animals and obsessions. Me too. As you know…….here’s to us all!!

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  2. I, too, am a nerd/geek (yes, I know they’re different, but I proudly carry elements of both) who knits…and – like your father – I’m a “fading flower child.”
    😉
    Actually, there are quite a few of us “geeky-types” who enjoy both the creativity and the mathematical qualities of knitting. We tend to be musical, too, which doesn’t surprise me at all!
    Thanks for the “like” at my blog!
    BTW, I have CRPS, which, like your IIH is… well… add an “a” to the acronym and you’ve pretty much got it!

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    1. Yay nerd/geekiness! I am a bit of both too. It seems we have a lot in common 🙂

      Having googled CRPS it sounds like not much fun at all. Sorry you have to go through that.

      And thank you for reminding me I need to update my ‘about’ page – I already live in Canada now. 🙂

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        1. Very cool! I learnt to cast on at a knitting group my friend started and the rest was mostly Youtube. Youtube is the best for that stuff if you don’t have an awesome mum who knits!

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        2. I tried YouTube and it some videos were showing different techniques than my mum knew. I was casting on using a YouTube technique and my mum pulled it all out as it wasn’t right and showed me the thumb technique. I’ll get there! Once I’m a bit more experienced I’ll go to knit and natter, I can’t go now as talking puts me off, I need to concentrate! Lol x

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  3. Hello, I have been browsing through your blog and LOVE it! My name is Juanita Russell and I am the owner/publisher/editor of Color Me Southern Magazine and I am always looking for new content & ideas and recipes for my magazine. I am writing to you because I would love to use some of your content/ideas for my future monthly issues of the Magazine. I always give credit to the person responsible for the content and a link back to where the original content can be found. Please check out my October Issue at http://www.colormesouthernmag.net and let me know if I could use your recipes in future issues of the magazine. If this is agreeable to you, then I can also send you a link to the issues your content will appear in if you would like to post it or let others know your content has been published. I anxiously await your response for I am on a deadline for our November Issue to be out by the end of this week. Thank you for your time and keep these recipes and ideas coming!

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      1. Sorry ever since I upgraded up to WIndows 10 my computer has been acting weird and crossing my various messages with each other, it’s posting like key words from previous messages I sent or left. Thank you for getting back with me, and I understand. Have a great day. (Now let’s see if this message has any unwanted key words appear in it). 🙂

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