Hi Knitters!

Photo on 2011-02-18 at 13.48 #2

For as long as I can remember, knitting has been my “work”, my “art”, my “love”.

Designer fashion trends have always inspired me to design knit garments and accessories for my wardrobe. Freelance knitting contracts led me to a degree in Clothing & Textiles, expanding my knowledge of design, fibers, yarns, and the variety of textile fabrications. I am a self-taught pattern writer, and I get a real buzz from helping others. I work mainly with natural fibers, for the way they feel in my hands, their quality, and longevity over synthetics. Like an expensive pair of Italian leather shoes, or an exquisitely sewn MaxMara coat, an item skillfully knit in the best yarn will survive the test of time. For me, professionally finished projects are an absolute must.

Other things I love besides knitting – Incessant reading. Cooking and healthy eating. Art history. The art of Matisse, Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. Textile art. Fresh cut flowers. My Mac and ipad. Beads, lace, and woven paisley. Meeting friends in cafés. Clothing from the 1920s and 1950s.

Thank you for visiting and come back often.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you very much for reading my post and following my blog. I would love if you shared it. It’s an important message. Sincerely, Valerie

  2. Hi Valerie,
    I love your most recent anti polyester rant! Do you mind if I share it on my Facebook page with a link to your blog?

  3. Thank you for the kind words. It was nice to see you too. I hope you find my site informative, and in the near future I will be coming out with more designs and ebooks. Regards. Valerie

  4. Lynn Wasserman says:

    Hi, Valerie.
    I was so happy to see you today at the Italian Centre.
    Thank you for the link to your blog.
    I really miss your shop as you are so friendly and helpful. We need more yarn stores here.Cheers.

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