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Sharmeen I.

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Minerva Knits - what needs to improve?

If there's one thing people say about me it's that I'm a Jill of all Trades or a mini-Martha Stewart. I really love crafting. I've been cross-stitching since I was 7, crocheting since I was 9, and I recently learned to knit and use a sewing machine. There is nothing that brings me more joy than making things for my family and friends full of Luv.

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UPDATE: Just joined Tumblr. Waiting to see what comes of it. Also, my extended about page is below:


It started on a dark and stormy night. The power had gone out, and inspiration had hit tender 9 year old me: I wanted to make something for my baby brother who was on his way into the world. The perfect storm of motivation and my inherent love for the pursuit of new knowledge brewed within, and along came Minerva, goddess of crafts, weaving and magic, to illuminate it. With her spirit within me and the guiding light of a Leisure Arts pamphlet, I began to teach myself how to crochet. Though the baby hat I started that night never came to full florishen, the obsession for fiber arts had started.

Hi, I’m Sharmeen, and I am a fiberholic. Here you will find my shop Minerva Knits, an assemblage of items that represent my ever growing passion for crafting. My Etsy shop features a diverse collection of pieces stemming from the different craft talents I have acquired and honed since childhood; everything from knitting and crocheting, to beading jewelry and sewing. I can’t remember a time when I wasn't spending my free time doing arts and crafts … or playing video games … and it’s something that I share with my baby brother and baby sister. My brother and sister are the inspiration and motivation behind my Etsy Shop. You can say they are my style consultants, models and biggest fans rolled into one.

I’m a huge proponent for local textiles and small businesses. I love spending time at small boutique arts and crafts stores, and experimenting with yarns made from unconventional materials, like re-purposed sari fabric yarns. I also believe in supporting independent yarn distributors who are trying to make eco-friendly yarns that are as unique as the items I’m inspired to create with them. I’m always on the look out for inspiration that I can incorporate into my crafting.

When I'm not knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, or sewing you can find me...
Reading, board game playing, video gaming, dancing Bachata like no one is watching, Netflix-ing, searching Pinterest for all things OWL, or trying to find all the great places to eat in Brooklyn with my husband and siblings in tow.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit!

♥ Sharmeen
UPDATE 11/23: Just did my first Craft Market. A bit overwhelming, but it gave me ideas on future products. I've been focusing on bowties recently, and I feel it's time to go back to focusing on my yarns.


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