My favorite materials are natural fibers – 100% organically grown cotton, hand spun and hand dyed wool and alpaca.
I mostly knit while watching football and baseball games.
In addition to knitting, I'm a finance manager, a wife and a mother.
My favorite movie of all time is Blade Runner.
Bon Jovi was great in concert last summer.
What got you started crafting?
My first job out of college was waitressing at a sushi restaurant, which was next door to a knitting shop. The lovely woman who owned the shop taught me to knit, in exchange for sushi lunches - she had gorgeous taste; she loved mohair, alpaca and Icelandic lopi wool.
I have been knitting gifts for friends and family for over 20 years.
What is your source of inspiration?
My favorite materials are natural fibers - 100% organically grown cotton, hand spun and hand dyed wool and alpaca.
I am inspired to make things that are simple and practical. Also, I like to make things that are an alternative to throw-away things - like knit dishcloths instead of paper towels.
What have you made recently?
Recently I've enjoyed knitting several baby blankets with 100% cotton. I think cotton feels better on your skin than synthetic or acrylic yarns, plus it's beautiful to work with.
I am also very interested in obtaining locally sourced wool and alpaca, for my cold weather projects.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my hand made knits on etsy.com
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
A handmade gift means you took time and care to make something special for that person.
To me, handmade means patience and the willingness to work, to take the time to achieve something one of a kind.
In our busy, over worked, hyper connected world... the gift of someone's time is precious.