I’m obsessed with knitting. I’ve been knitting since I was a teen, but most seriously in the last dozen years. In 2008 I started blogging and designing and writing new patterns. I’m selling those through Ravelry.com. I also teach knitting at Twisted in Portland and For Yarn’s Sake in Beaverton. I love empowering people to be the boss of their knitting!
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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, G, or A? I’m there. I used to sing with a group of friends, the Day Old Pastries. A little crusty, but fresh enough! It’s hard to get 7 people together, so now mostly I sing with a subset of the Pastries, the Pie Birds. We’re a trio of women who love harmony.
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.