As a child, my grandmother taught me to knit. By high school, I quickly became bored and attempted to design my own 1980s oversized-sweater style. I failed and put the needles down, but I continued to possess a creative urge. While pregnant with my daughter in 2005, I picked up knitting again. I became serious about learning the craft, and I began taking classes online and at local yarn shops. My focus since then has been the creation of high-quality patterns, and my work has improved after working with a knitwear editor. I consider myself an accomplished knitwear designer and fiber artist. In 2016, I was asked to apply for an artist residency at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. Because of time constraints, I could not apply.
Above photos by Lisa Novitsky. Metes and Bounds Scarf and Ain True Love Shawl
Equally Yoked Scarf
I was select to be in the bracket for MDK March Mayhem 2019. What an honor and I am thankful.
Why I knit
My professional life as a software architect has afforded me an additional outlet in which to be creative. As a software architect, I examine processes, analyze thousands of data points, and determine what can be improved. A person may think that there is no a creative outlet within process and data analysis, but such work requires design solutions and thus requires its designer to be creative. As part of my software architecture profession, I continue to communicate my software designs through technical writing and classroom training. I have conducted many hours of training in classrooms, at desks, in webinars, and on Skype sessions.