My foray into knitwear design began in 1993 when I wandered down the crafts aisle of a library in Bremerton, Washington. Bored and restless for something different, I flipped through several knitting books (notably, Barbara G. Walker’s treasuries, and a book entitled “All Sweaters in Every Gauge”). Inspired, I bought some yarn and needles and set off to start a new chapter in life.
In 2007, after hearing numerous raves on knitting podcasts about a website called Etsy, I decided to check it out. After years of designing my own knitting patterns, for everything from scarves to blankets to sweaters, bags, hats, and baby booties, I knew it was time to share my work with the world and start earning a little profit for it. I set up shop at Etsy and began offering patterns for sale.
After a time, I also began offering limited-edition hand-crafted stitch markers.
And then along came Ravelry, and my whole world turned upside-down! (But I’m sure we all feel that way, don’t we?)
For more info on my knitting and design philosophy, and to get in-depth updates on my latest projects, visit my blog at NewHeritageKnits.blogspot.com.