I've suffered from depression for several years now. Alternately, I have been working and then again been on sick leave. Some days are better than others, some days are worse.. and some days are really, really bad. Depression has prevented me from going to work, seeing my friends, and caring for myself, among many other things. It affects so many things in my life in so many ways. However, there is one thing my disease has not been able to influence, and that is knitting. It is the only thing I do daily, despite my condition.
In March 2018, I had enough courage to write down and publish my first pattern, Alkuja. At the beginning of 2019, I started as a sole proprietor. I design knitting patterns, and I have also opened a small online store for my Finnish customers, where I sell knitting accessories.
I'm learning to live, act, and work within the limits of my illness. My dream and goal are to be able to make Willamagia a full-time job for me one day.
And you know what..? I'm going to get there — one stitch at a time, with your support.
Here are my loyal assistants. They truly like to stick their noses everywhere and are more than happy to help me out with my knitting.
Brand name: Willamagia
Tmi Janita Marelle
VAT ID number: FI29555755