I learned to knit as a child from my mom! I have always had a creative side. I was always knitting, doing needle work, or some art project. I taught school for years and loved the creative side of the classroom. I even taught my first graders to knit or weave with straws. I am a mother of three grown children and we were always doing art projects between sporting events when they were younger. As they went off to college I began working at my local yarn shop. I love teaching knitting classes! My students and friends at the shop really gave me the encouragement to start designing my own knitting patterns! I hope that my patterns are fun for you and strike your own creative side. Enjoy knitting! Let my patterns influence you to experiment with different yarns and colors for your own unique project!