Thorn Maiden Designs
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ~ Lazarus Long, aka Robert Heinlein.
Most of my design ideas come out of my love for all things multi-use, multi-purpose, ergonomic, recyclable. Seeming without seeming, and ideally without seaming. There’s at least two ways of wearing, making, or using many of these items. There is also usually some mathematical or scientific connection, reflecting my other persona as a scientist and mathematics teacher. But you can ignore that if it troubles you :D
I am not (yet) a yarn snob, so my free patterns usually only specify a yarn weight and gauge, not a particular brand. Pay-for patterns, anything goes…
I learned crochet from my grandmother, knitting from my father, and was thoroughly put off sewing by my mother because she was so good I couldn’t hope to match her skills. I can manage buttons, hems get Wundawebbed, cross-stitch doesn’t count (haha, a pun).