If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!
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I learn something new with every new design - I hope you will too!
You may have noticed a bit of whimsy on some of my pattern pages. I used to love getting J. Peterman catalogs in the mail - they made great reading! I asked my English-major daughter, who is an award-winning poet and writer herself, if she could help me spice up my pattern pages a bit in that same spirit. It’s so difficult to write your own ‘romance’ text and I am so grateful to her for doing this! Her name is Emma Aylor and you can find links to her work here.