I grew up learning many different crafts from my mother and grandmothers including knitting, crochet, rug-hooking, embroidery, and sewing.
After a 25 year vacation from crafts, I started knitting again and learned to spin and dye wool with natural dyes.
Before I returned to knitting, I spent almost 20 years working in corporate cubicles as a writer, designer, and creative services manager. My cubes were in military training facilities, small businesses, and large corporations. During that time, I wrote and designed marketing materials, training courses and technical manuals for many types of hardware and software products.
I also streamlined documentation production processes for several companies. I was recruited by Fujitsu-ICL Systems and Hewlett-Packard’s Colorado storage division to establish in-house creative services departments and to implement procedures based on systems I originated earlier for the US Navy Fighter Weapons School at NAS Miramar and Pyxis Corporation in San Diego.
After all that time, I rebelled and left my cubicle behind to combine my interest in knitting with my skill at writing easy-to-follow instructions. My designs and articles have been featured inFamily Circle Easy Knitting, Knitters, Piecework, Interweave Knits, Fibre Focus, and INKnittersmagazines, and I design patterns for several yarn companies.
I was born in New York City, but today
I live at the moutains of Vermont in a
150 year old farmhouse with my husband and
two cats, who are very helpful when it
comes to testing new knitting designs!
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Here are some online interviews that I have done in the past:
“How I became a professional knitter” 09/22/2011
“An interview about Lithuania knitting“. Research for my next book. 07/23/2011
“Interview about my Ethnic Knitting books” 10/23/2007
“The story behind Arctic Lace” 11/15/2006