I grew up learning many different crafts from my mother and grandmothers including knitting, crochet, rug-hooking, embroidery, and sewing. After a 25 year vacation from crafts, I started knitting again and learned to spin and dye wool with natural dyes.
Before I returned to knitting, I spent almost 20 years working in corporate cubicles as a writer, designer, and creative services manager. My cubes were in military training facilities, small businesses, and large corporations. During that time, I wrote and designed marketing materials, training courses and technical manuals for many types of hardware and software products.
I also streamlined documentation production processes for several companies. I was recruited by Fujitsu-ICL Systems and Hewlett-Packard’s Colorado storage division to establish in-house creative services departments and to implement procedures based on systems I originated earlier for the US Navy Fighter Weapons School at NAS Miramar and Pyxis Corporation in San Diego.
After all that time, I rebelled and left my cubicle behind to combine my interest in knitting with my skill at writing easy-to-follow instructions. My designs and articles have been featured in Knitty, Piecework, Interweave Knits, as well as other knitting magazines, and I design patterns for several yarn companies. I teach around the US and in Europe, and my first online class, Knit Sock Workshop is available on Craftsy.
I was born in New York City, but today I live in Vermont with my husband, my mother, and three cats, who are very helpful when it comes to testing new knitting designs!