Who I Am
My name is Thom, and chances are you'll find me knitting, playing video games (poorly), contemplating the oddities of life, or napping with my cat.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, I currently reside in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. I've been knitting fervently since 2008, and don't see that changing anytime soon.
Why I Knit
Why do I knit? Why do I knit. Why do I knit? I knit largely because I need a creative outlet. Knitting is as simple and brainless or as complex and challenging as I want it to be, produces a functional result, and depending on the project, is fairly portable. I love layering anyway, and knitting allows me to achieve a very customized look. I knit to relieve stress and force my brain to stop racing and focus on the task at hand. I knit for others because I want to give unto them a piece of myself, to show them that I spent hours and weekends laboring over something I believe they will love. Something to keep them warm, the way their love and friendship keeps my heart warm when I feel it growing cold. I knit to challenge myself, to learn something new with each project I take on. I want to make my mark in the world, and long after I’m gone I want people to hold on to the scarves and hats and gloves I made and know I didn’t just make them something, but I bestowed a part of myself on them, and I will always be there when they need me.