I have had many teachers, and no where is this more true than in knitting.
I learned to wrap yarn around needles first from my mom. I learned how to make the stitches fly from Anni from Denmark who lived with us for a year. I made my first sweater in college and broke the boyfriend knitting rule quickly after that.
I learned about color from many places, but first of all from Kaffe Fassett.
Friends taught me many things, like what fun it is to knit together over a round of drinks, how to make yarn on a spindle, how to rip and do it better the next time.
I was a college English teacher for about 10 years, where I learned about the joy of approaching material with students. I eventually had to leave academic life to take care of my son. House bound for awhile, I connected with the knitting scene on the Internet where passion is literally viral.
Knitting has since inspired me to write a blog, then articles for magazines, to help start an online magazine, and lately, to publish patterns for the sweaters and things I make for myself.
As a designer, my first priority is a pattern that is fun to knit, and fun to wear. And as a very tall woman, I also design from the perspective of a non-traditional size. I design for myself, what I want to wear now, and I strive for modern treatments of traditional techniques and for graphic impact.
My patterns are carefully written, professionally tech edited, and come with full email support. If you have a question, drop me a line, or check out the Ravelry forum for other knitter’s opinions and results.
I especially enjoy how patterns are personalized in the hands and lives of their knitters. Send me a photo if you like! And be sure to sign up for my newsletter to find out about new patterns, sales, and more.