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  

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Jaunty Jellyfish
Joan's Garden
Garden Lovers Cowl
Joan's Garden
Star Cable Beanie
Joan's Garden
Somnolent Sloth
Joan's Garden
Whale Tail Beanie
Joan's Garden
Frolicsome Frog
Joan's Garden
Serene Sea Star
Knit & Crochet Toys from Love of Knitting
Bonny Baby Bonnet
Joan's Garden
Sassy Sea Urchin
Joan's Garden
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