My name is Sanne and I’m a knitting / drawing / roleplaying / tea guzzling blogger from the Netherlands, speaking four languages and learning more every day. I created this blog a couple of years ago as an outlet for my thoughts to help me cope with several difficult aspects of my life. Over time it has evolved into a personal corner on the web where I discuss things close to my heart, current events and the various hobbies I indulge in.
Knitting has evolved into one of my biggest hobbies with many days focused almost solely on the craft. It soothes, challenges and fulfills me in ways I never thought possible! I started loom knitting in early 2013 but progressed towards needles in the fall of that same year. Two years down the road I’m knitting socks, sweaters and other useful garments for myself and loved ones, and I can’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I’m always looking for new knitting related blogs to follow and discuss on, so feel free to send me your favorite blogs!
In 2014 I was diagnosed with diabetes, initially assumed type 2, later on officially diagnosed as a type LADA – latent auto-immune diabetes in adults. It’s a form of type 1 that progresses slowly in adulthood as opposed to quickly in childhood. For two years I managed my condition with oral medication. Recently I’ve begun my journey with insulin dependency to improve my control over this slowly advancing condition. It has its challenges, but I’m finding many positive aspects in it along the way as well, which I hope to blog about frequently.
I dabble as a Virtual Assistant for a friend of mine, as one of my strengths is that I’m good at ‘a little bit of everything’. I get bored with repetition fast so I’m always finding new things to learn and apply, which makes me perfect for a job that demands variety in skills. I’m hoping to upgrade from a dabbler to full time freelancer within the next couple of years.
In the meantime I’m kept busy by my lovely fur babies. My two cats get along very well and I have developed sign language with my deaf cat. Both are trained to listen to commands and wearing a harness and leash. They love going on walks with me and are very well socialized with other pets such as dogs, ferrets and other cats. I’m a strong believer of keeping cats indoors and am eager to put in extra effort to keep them happy and have their needs met!