Terri Shea

I worked for many years in the computer field, building and repairing systems, installing networks, providing technical support, building web sites, and managing others who build them too. I left the workforce when maternity leave coincided with the big dot.com crash of 2001.

The job market was terrible, so I decided to dedicate myself as a Stay-At-Home-Mom. I found it very difficult to step from the 60-70-hour work weeks of the dot.com bubble to 24-hour a day mothering duties with nothing to show at the end of the day but eighteen dirty diapers. I started submitting knitwear designs in 2002 to provide the kind of project-oriented direction I had been used to previously.

In 2005 I enrolled in the Museum Studies certificate program at the University of Washington Extension Services. I never finished my anthropology degree, but I thought this program might, with my other work experience, allow me to volunteer or work at a museum, especially in a textile department. The program took me much farther than I imagined: Selbuvotter is a direct result of my certificate.

In 2011 I republished a classic volume, Norwegian Knitting Designs. This work was originally published in 1929 and remained in print until the author’s death in the 1970’s.

original designs  

from Knitter's Magazine 112, Fall 2013
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from Plymouth Yarn N044, Baby Alpaca Brush
from Knitting Traditions, Fall 2011
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from Terri Shea Knits
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from Nordic Knits: Knitting Patterns Inspi...
from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Socks
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from Big Girl Knits
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