I'm a Pacific Northwesterner currently living in Olympia, Washington, and simply put, I'm a knitter. The cold and rainy seasons of Washington State laid the foundation for my desire to learn this wool-filled craft, and a friend taught me to cast on and the knit stitch one evening in the fall of 2005. I haven't looked back since!
That short lesson led to innumerable hours of self-teaching and practice over the following two years (and way too many garter stitch scarves!). By December 2007 I had joined Ravelry.com's growing community of knitters and crocheters, which proved to be a great source of inspiration and a wealth of information. I quickly improved on my skills with the help of other knitters and challenged myself with a variety of patterns. I enjoyed heavily modifying existing sweater patterns and converted several from pieced, bottom-up sweaters to top-down, seamless garments with customized shaping. I finally knit my first lace shawl in June 2009 and it was then that I fell in love with the simple beauty and practicality of such a pretty little garment. Designing my own came exactly one year later in June 2010 and, as they say, the rest is history! :)
It wasn't long before I turned my designing efforts toward sweaters (my first love!), and my goal is to continue publishing patterns with a modern chic appeal.
After all this time, I really can't imagine not knitting, and I know that any knitter reading this can relate to that sentiment! Knitting was the one thing I ever really stuck with despite the slow learning curve and it has become such a major part of my life.
When I'm not working at my day job, knitting, or dreaming up designs, I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband of over nine years. Together, we enjoy the company of our Pit Bull Terrier/Ca De Bou mix named Nash and our full Pit Bull Terrier puppy named Wes.