Through the years, I have been surrounded by incredibly talented women. Among them, my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, and a wonderful woman who was a friend of my mom's who taught me to knit when I was eight.
As the spark of creating grew, I explored classes, read books, and tried various techniques with yarn and needles. In spite of this dabbling across the knitting spectrum, I always seem to come back to Fair Isle and Aran designs. A fascination due in part to my first trip to Shetland and the Outer Hebrides where I took classes with both Alice Starmore and Kaffe Fassette. So you can see where my love of color comes from!
After an undergraduate degree in architecture, a graduate degree in communication, and several years working in those two disciplines, I am now able to put yarn, color, and design together full time. My world is filled with colorful yarn, needles, and charting software. In addition to working on my own designs, a happy part of my year is the Kanuga Knitting and Quilting retreat which I coordinate and provide some of the instruction every January. Think big fireplaces, creative people, and lots of fun!
Yarn, color, design....who could ask for more!