About me

 I’m obsessed with knitting. I’ve been knitting since I was a teen, but most seriously in the last dozen years. I’ve had some free patterns out on the web over the past 15 years; now they’re posted here, too. In the past few years, I started blogging and designing and writing new patterns. I’m selling those through Ravelry.com. I also teach knitting at Twisted in Portland. I love empowering people to be the boss of their knitting!

 I’m pdxknitterati on ravelry.com, and you can find my patterns there. I’m PDXKnitterati on Twitter; you can follow me there, too. Come check out my Facebook page!

From July 2010 through January 2012, I launched and maintained a blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Ravelry group for Lantern Moon, a source of handcrafted fiber baskets, fabric bags, luxury knitting needles, and more. They have gorgeous stuff.

 My other hobby is music. I started piano lessons in 1998 with the kids. They stopped playing after 5 and 8 years, but I kept going. I was playing daily, until January 2008, when knitting and life took over. I hope to get back to being on the bench every day, someday.

I play the guitar, too. Just enough to sing around the campfire. Key of D? I’m there! I sing with a group of friends. We’re the Day Old Pastries, a little crusty, but fresh enough.

You can contact me at pdxknitterati at comcast dot net (You know the drill for converting that to a real email addy, right?)

PS: I know Knitterati is probably plural, but Knitteratus just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Or maybe I’m using the “editorial we.” Yeah, that’s it.

Knit on!

14 responses to “About me

  1. Hey Mish!
    Love the blog site. You are so amazing! Knitting piano and blogging, not to mention parenting and wifing with such charm, grace and talent!
    luv u
    lw

  2. Awesome. The first of my friends with her very own blog. I am very impressed.

    Love those socks!

    Twisted has a yarmulke knitting class on April 6th! One can then make a matching set – socks and a yarmulke.

    Trying out the bib in the One Skein book. Another teacher is pregnant. I think there is something in the water at Pac Crest.

    See you soon. Mouse (aka Susan B)

  3. Michelle, Congratulations on your fabulous blog!!! It is fantastic and you are amazing….I could not wait to send the site to my friend in LA, she too will be so impressed.
    Sue

  4. I’m loving your patterns! Have downloaded a couple of free ones. I’ll let you know whenever I make one.
    Keep up the good work. And get back to that piano – a little bit every day. ; )

  5. Oh, I haven’t really connected my blog to my Ravelry. On Ravelry, I’m ‘llr.’
    See ya ’round.

  6. knittyjessie

    Thank you so much for my very first blog comment! :) I will definitly post my stockings, and who would of thunk it? It is your pattern I am doing… I hope I serve it justice. This is my first time working on DPS I usually work on 2 circs, and my first time adding in another color. Your blog is absolutly wonderful too, I love that red shaw!!

  7. Congrats, fellow newbie. Your blog looks good and you write well. I sent it along to my Aunt Lorna, an inveterate knitter who can keep up a conversation with guests while knitting shawls for the local vet hospital or baby bonnets/booties for neonates.
    Mine is a cooking blog accessible at http://www.cookingwithdee.net. Keep up the content!
    Dee

  8. Michelle, what a beautiful blog. Your pictures are gorgeous.

  9. Ah, a fellow musical knitter! I play the drums and my husband is an awesome guitarist. If only I could figure out how to play the drums and knit at the same time….

  10. love your blog! totally subscribing so i can come back and live vicariously thru someone elses love of yarns ( I need to slooooowwww down on the stahing-ing ;) )

  11. Laurie Nelesen

    Miche,
    That hat is great. Is it Faire aisle (sp) or something else? I am interested but not ready for the F A patterns.
    Laurie

  12. Would love to do a hat in the purplish one and try my “hand” at some fingerless gloves with the blue.

  13. Michelle,

    I just took your Christmas stocking class and want to show you my progress! What is your email address?

  14. Thank you so much for my very first blog comment! I will definitly post my stockings, and who would of thunk it? It is your pattern I am doing… I hope I serve it justice. This is my first time working on DPS I usually work on 2 circs, and my first time adding in another color. Your blog is absolutly wonderful too, I love that red shaw!!
    +1

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