Joan Rowe

Joan Rowe

I have been publishing knitting patterns on Ravelry since 2012, although I had been designing patterns for myself for many years before Ravelry made it possible to self-publish patterns. I love to knit lace, and creatures - the creatures are so quick - it’s instant gratification. Well….. some of them are quick anyway. It’s quite a challenge to figure out how to make them look realistic, but that’s what I really like to do. Each time I start on a new animal I research it and try to get the anatomy correct. I guess that comes of a lifetime spent in scientific research labs (mostly molecular biology).

Now, I’m retired, living next to a wetlands, and loving the solitude, which is interrupted only by noisy flights of geese and chattering birds all day long. I spend lots of time knitting while listening to audiobooks in the evenings, but all day I’m in the garden unless it’s freezing out there.

I have a website that I set up in Nov 2015 where I sell my knitted creatures - https://www.knittedcreatures.com and I also have a blog www.joansgarden.wordpress.com but I’m pretty sporadic about blogging - have to be in just the right mood, and mostly, I’d rather be knitting :)

I have 2 cats, Freddie and Buster. Freddie is part of the knitting team but Buster is heavy enough to enforce a ‘no knitting moratorium’ when he plops down on my arm.

In 2014 I set up a website for Chiloquin, so if you’d like to see what this area of Oregon is like, https://Chiloquin.com is the place to go.
The photos are all mine and the gardening page (https://chiloquin.com/services-organizations/organization...) is really just for me since the gardening club faded away quietly a couple of years ago.

If you’re interested in test knitting my new designs, I have started a group for that purpose. The group is JoansGarden’s Knitted Creatures You are most welcome to join even if you don’t want to test knit.

original designs  

original designs

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from Joan's Garden
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from Knit & Crochet Toys from Love of Knit...
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