In my personal life, I am a forty- fifty-something woman living in "The Birthplace of Biotech" with an amazingly patient husband, two lively daughters known here as Thing One and Thing Two (read your Dr. Seuss!) or Sarah and Abby, one very energetic aging Pit Bull mix, a hermit crab, a rescued Pit Bull puppy, and many miles of yarn.

In my professional life, I have done many things from answering phones to marketing burritos to LAN administration to public relations for tech companies in Silicon Valley.  Those all seem like three lifetimes ago, however, as I am now a full-time mom and newbie knitwear designer.  Like many others, I learned to knit as a child, then set it aside for 20+ years.  After losing our newborn son, Paul, in 2004, I returned to knitting and found it immensely helpful in channeling my grief.  (The Knitting, published in the Winter 2005 edition of Knitty, is a barely-fictionalized account of my return to knitting.)  I broke into designing as the kid who snuck over to the grown-ups' table one of the new designers featured in What Would Madame Defarge Knit? by Cooperative Press with my three patterns:  Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl; Bertha's Mad, Mysterious Mobius; and The White Wool (Ahab's Scarf).  Other designs of mine can also be found on Ravelry.

My designs have also appeared in What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? and Defarge Does Shakespeare, also from Cooperative Press, and on the KnitPicks website.

Currently (as of April 2015), I am working as the editor of the last two books in The Defarge Series, Defarge Gets Medieval and Defarge Does Sherlock.

I hope you enjoy visiting my little corner of the internet.


[updated 12-5-2016]