On February 17, 2010, Scottie lost his valiant battle with cancer. He fought hard until the end and we'll always remember the love that he shared with everyone he met and the joy that he brought to our lives.
I have been knitting and designing knitwear for over 35 years. My knitting patterns and articles on knitting techniques have been published in Yarn Magazine and I've begun work on a knitting book in collaboration with her sister, also an avid knitter.
In addition to my work with texture and color in felting I am an avid lace knitter whose work has been featured in The Knitting Guild of America's annual fashion show. Originally from Chicago, I called central New Jersey home prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania in 2004. A fiber fanatic, I own a yarn collection with more than 8000 skeins. It is from this 'stash' that Ifind the inspiration to create unique patterns and knitted items.
More recently, I have become addicted to hand spinning. I love the way spinning allows me to manipulate the colors in my yarn, before I knit it up. To that end, I generally dye my own fibers, either handpainting them or kettle dying them prior to blending colors either by hand as I spin or on my drum carder.