I have been self-publishing patterns for several years, and recently had a pattern in the Summer 2012 Knitscene magazine. My work will also be seen in an upcoming Cooperative Press publication and the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave’s Jane Austen Knits. I currently work full time for a major yarn company, answering questions about knitting and crochet patterns.
I began knitting as a teenager and added crochet to my repertoire several years ago (in addition to weaving, needlepoint, jewelry making, paper crafting, painting, etc. and so on ad nauseum). I started out modifying patterns for myself, then moved into designing for myself from scratch, and finally beginning designing for the world at large. Since I began working full time with yarn, cooking and baking have become my “relaxation” hobbies.
I spend my free time creating everything from pies to sweaters, and incorporate my love of bacon and Star Wars (and other geeky things) into as many of my projects as possible.