Welcome to Celtic Knits!
Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher.
I am also the designer / craftsperson behind Ciarrai Studios, (http:www.etsy.com/shop/ciarraistudios), your source for handcrafted jewelry, knitted accessories and more!
In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
Ciarrai Studios Links
Category Archives: Knitting
Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2013 is treating you kindly so far. As for me, I am really happy to see the last of 2012. While there were definitely … Continue reading
Yesterday, something insanely exciting happened. One of my favorite authors, Stephanie Pearl McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot) writes a yearly “gifts for knitters” post for her blog (which if you don’t read already, you really should! It’s insanely entertaining, particularly … Continue reading
Hey folks! Just checking in to say that everyone here weathered Hurricane Sandy as well as could be expected. We’re all safe and our house came through undamaged. We lost electricity and internet access for a couple of days (which … Continue reading
I’ve been spending a lot of time making stitch markers lately. In addition to the Tea Time and Pumpkin Patch Stitch Marker sets that I posted about previously, I also made another set of the Wine Lover’s Stitch Marker Stitch Marker … Continue reading
I recently started making stitch markers to help knitters keep track of their patterns. I made a wine lover’s set, which sold out rather quickly on my etsy store, and I thought it came out rather cute. I love coming … Continue reading
A few months back, my 10-year-old nephew, Joey, asked me to knit him a blanket, specifically he wanted a red, white and blue blanket. (Because he was born on the 4th of July, those are his colors). So I decided to … Continue reading
If the past few months has been a bit of a reading drought, there has also been a flood of crafting. I’ve posted a lot of the beaded items as I finished them but I built up a pile of … Continue reading
I grew up on Long Island, NY where there are some incredibly beautiful vineyards where you can go, enjoy a glass of locally made wine (or two) and take in the beauty of the vines. This inspired me to create: … Continue reading