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

Metes and Bounds Scarf


Equally Yoked Scarf
Equally Yoked Scarf

I was select to be in the bracket for MDK March Mayhem 2019. What an honor and I am thankful.

Engulfed Poncho

Engulfed is an easy, quick-to-knit shoulder shrug with faux fur pompoms. Worked end to end as a simple rectangle, the dimensions are easily adjustable.

Why I knit
Photos by Lisa Novitsky

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.

Pufferfish Shawl

This is a quick and fun sampler shawlette inspired by the underwater circle designs created by pufferfish during mating season. 

Guided By Geneva’s Poncho

When my grandmother transitioned, I felt her always watching over me. Guided By Geneva is in her honor. It’s an easy boho poncho that knits up quickly.

Your Own Counsel Shawl

Quince and Co. had an open call for submissions in May 2016. I submitted my first rough concept design and not selected. The end result is an easy semi-circular shawl.


East Ave E (EAVEE) Shawl

My first official design. The inspiration for this pattern came from some cool people who live in North Dakota who have been a great support to me. 

East Ave E (EAVEE) Shawl