There is only the slightest chance that you might cross Yokoo‘s path in the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. Holed up with the quiet company of old movies, she crochets about 15 hours a day.
Running a one-woman knitwear enterprise from home, Yokoo is an artist, a perfectionist and a ”total control” worker. She enjoys being a part of the entire process: thinking, designing, sketching, picking up the material, creating, photographing, promoting, trading and sending. She still gets butterflies every time she packages up a new order.
As a mantra of sorts, Yokoo quotes Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives: “Giving up his hopes, compromising one’s dreams, is like putting on a grey hat.”
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