I design knitting patterns and I spend my weekends as Vice Pigmentologist for Oink Pigments. For two years, I had a LYS of my very own, but in 2011 Southern California lost about half its yarn stores (mine included).
I learned to crochet when I was four years old. I taught myself to knit over a decade ago when I started a Master’s program in Literature and Writing. I often joke that “Knitting stuck; grad school did not” - I have now dropped out of two different graduate programs because I’d rather be knitting!
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