All Night Knits is published by Rachel Folk, a night owl with a love of knitting. When not found buried under a mountain of yarn, you can typically find her curled up with a book, drinking coffee with her Prince Charming of a husband Trevor or scheming with her cat Max, who may love yarn as much as she does.
HOLY CRAP THAT IS STUFFY ISN’T IT?
What can I say – when I started this blog I was trying to be professional. Now I realize that life, like blogging, is sometimes frantic and messy. So enough with the boring stuffiness, here is a little more about me.
- I have a scary obsession with anything involving yarn/fiber/spinning/knitting/crocheting (kinda-working on it at least)/dying/weaving and looming.
- I started knitting due to a knee surgery that went terribly awry in 2007 and I spent a year in a wheelchair – I really needed a new (seated) hobby.
- After my Grandfather died in 2009 I inherited all my Great Grandmother’s knitting stuff – I’ve been a junkie ever since.
- I am a nationally ranked chess player.
- I have OCD and my very own Panic Monster – but I find all sorts of things to distract the little bastard.
- I am an amazing baker – but a horrible cook.
- I am a vegetarian living with a carnivore – thus the reason I am a terrible cook. I have no idea how to cook meat properly.
- I worked at The Ohio State University Medical Center all the way through college and have some amazing stories to tell from that experience – the most notable being the man eating his own fingers.
- I’ve been known to knit a penis or two in my time.
- I am very, very accident prone. I’ve had 24 breaks in the past 12 years.
- I lost the use of the last three finger in my right (and dominate) hand in an accident in 2009. Knitting and calligraphy are the only reason I can write, type and feed myself with embarrassment.
- I have arthritis in my right hand that makes it turn all sorts of fun colors when I do anything for too long.
- I think I may need professional help for my caffeine addiction.
I hope this helps you feel more at home with me and my little blog. Feel free to convo me anytime with questions or rantings….I am good to go for both!
Hi Rachel, Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! It’s great to meet you. Love your blog and look forward to reading more…!
Same to you! I have a lot to learn from your blog and look forward to every minute of it!
Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a nice blog here 🙂 I’m following 🙂
Thank you so much! I really enjoy your blog as well!
Thank you for stopping by and loving my needles 🙂
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Please don’t think I am dim…but did you nominate me for something?
Rachel, thanks for following my blog! I appreciate it.
Hi, Rachel. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed Needles, Pins, Sombreros. Look forward to reading more of your writing.
🙂 Pleasure was all mine, great blog!
Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog. Am following you now 🙂 can understand your arthritis a bit -I’m having some of the ‘been doing it for too long’ type these days.
Oh no, anything I can do?
I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award!
you’re welcome! ^^
By the way, thanks so much for visiting my blog…really enjoying yours!
Thank you! The feeling is mutual, your a delight to read!
Oh my goodness, we have a cat named Max, too … well, actually, Maxine, but we often call her Max. We have two other cats who she barely tolerates 🙂
We could never get another cat, Max is so like a dog that he feels utterly lost around other cats. He’s a mommy’s boy too, always guarding me. Hopefully your Maxine is much the same!
Both Maxine and Luisa would prefer to be the only kitties in the house, and they can’t stand each other, of course. Luisa is very old so we have to supervise them because Max is enough of a b***h to harass her. Junior, our boy, is just a young rambunctious guy who sometimes plays too hard but he doesn’t mind the girls. Having three cats can be pretty tiring (and expensive), but I keep things in perspective. I have a friend who has six 😉
My goodness, I cannot imagine 6!! Max is a handful all on his own. I love that little bugger to death though! 🙂
Thanks for checking out and liking my post from June 19th. It’s awesome to see I’m not the only night owl yarn junkie. Hope that makes sense, LOL, it does in my head.
No worries, I know exactly what you mean! 🙂
What a terrific picture on your About page. Love all the dots and freckles. I’m afraid I’ve put down my knitting needles for quite some time…
Thank you! You should pick the needles back up if the mood ever strikes, it’s like riding a bicycle!
Lovely blog :)))
Thank you so much, I’ve been enjoying yours as well! 😉
Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog. It’s good to discover yours. A fun read. x
Thank you! I love finding new blogs and yours is such a pleasure!
nice to know that I’m not alone.. so many knit-somniac out there =)!
Oh there are loads of us!
Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award. Read about it in my post: http://thecreativecortex.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/super-sweet-blogging-award/ I think your blog is awesome and that other people should know that I do! 🙂
Ahh….thank you!! 🙂
I enjoy reading your blog and I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a WordPress Family Award!
Awww….thank you! 🙂
Nice ‘about’ page. I like your enthusiasm, and I think that makes your blog ten times better than any overt attempt at complete professionalism!
Thank you! It was sooo stuffy – what can I say? I had never blogged before and I thought professional was the way to go. When I read it again I wanted to punch myself in the throat for being so annoying.
I thought that I would leave it though, see that there is progression – a change of heart and attitude. In an odd way I think it shows how this blog has opened me up a bit.
Good God that was pretentious! 🙂
Oh my gosh your about me section alone makes me want to read the whole blog! So cute and quirky. Thanks so much darling for liking my post and stopping by!
Thank you *BLUSHING!!*
Awe hehe, no need to blush my friend 🙂
I just can’t help it!
Awe well *hugs* 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Loving yours – definitely one to follow! 🙂
Thanks! *BLUSHING* 😉
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Thanks for following my blog. I see we have a same love for all things yarn!
We do indeed!
have you seen my other blog jsletto designs? You should give it a look at. 😀
I will, have you entered the giveaway yet?
Which giveaway? 🙂
My 100th post giveaway! https://allnightknitter.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/♥-100th-post-giveaway-♥/
I entered. 😀
I saw 😉
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I love your work! Someday maybe I’ll move past the scarf.:)
Thank you! *blushing*
Your blog is so much fun and I’m sure you’ll move past the scarf quite quickly:)
Hi! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award!
Aww…thank you! *blushing!*
Hi! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award.
I enjoy your blog and want to let you know that I nominated YOU for these awards by putting a link to your blog in the following post. http://giftsfrommt.com/2013/09/06/versatile-blogger-and-word-press-family-awards/ Read on for more details. ~ Tracee
Hi! Thanks for liking my post! I’ve been having a rootle around your blog, and am determined to Post More Shtuff now!
Excellent! Glad I found your blog as well, just remember, blogging is supposed to be fun!
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thank you for stopping by my attempt at a blog and liking my charity knit post! Your blog looks so inspiring, I have seen you have overcome so much and I can not wait to read more of your blog. I have functional weakness in my right hand due to my seizures and knitting has helped me no end, have fun 🙂
Yea! Knitting is an all over healing agent. 😉 I can’t wait to read more of your blog, keep it coming.
Thanks so much for the like on my blog Rachel! =) I’ve only just clicked onto your blog and I’m in love already! It’ll be a while before I’ll be able to leave methinks… Can’t wait to read more and get lots of knitspiration from you =) x
Thank you for showing my blog some love and liking one of my book reviews! Your blog is awesome!! I LOVE knitting and reading, stay up way to late every night, and have a dog named Max! LOL
I followed you instantly! 😀
I love your blog! I always regret not showing an interest when grandmother tried to teach me to knit when she was here. Your blog has got me all excited to teach myself!
If you have any questions don’t be afraid to contact me or post them on your blog. Seriously, I have learned sooo much since I started doing this. The knitting community wants to swoop in and help solve problems – it’s a great little nook of the world to be a part of.
Hi! I nominated you for an award http://purlsfun2.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/ive-been-given-an-award/
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rachel – just checking as you haven’t been around much lately – hope all iswell, i miss your posts!