I learned to knit in 2004 when my daughter was a toddler and got so thoroughly obsessed I had to find a job in the yarn industry so I could be around knitting all the time. I spent five of those years as the Design Director for Schaefer Yarn which had to have been the best job ever... and now I am an independent knitwear designer! I am currently enamored with incorporating beads into my knitting and most of my designs lean in that direction. I LOVE traveling and teach knitting techniques at workshops around the country. When I'm not designing or knitting, I am gardening, whipping up yummy feasts with my family, and taking time to play!
Here's a little history about me: I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Apparel Design in 1995. I did lots of weaving, dyeing, natural dyeing, fiber arts, but no knitting! I then worked hard for Angelheart/Flax and got some great apparel industry experience. From 1997 to 2001 I attended high-end craft shows, selling hand-dyed and burnt-out velvet accessories. And then I learned to knit, which pretty rapidly led to me to start designing patterns, which have been published in magazines, books, and knitting websites; so now I'm an apparel, textile, and knitwear designer! My work reflects a combination of all of these skills and continues to grow and evolve as I do.... I wonder what's next