Joanne's Profile

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I absolutely love to knit, crochet and spin my own yarns. I was a little girl when I started knitting in 1962. I started by making clothing for my dolls. Basically, I would knit rectangles and haphazardly sew them together. I come from a family of knitters. I grew up watching my aunts, as well as my mom, while they worked on many different projects, including aran sweaters, afghans, scarves, hats and dresses for others. I knew that one day, I would join them. :)

I have started to branch out, in my knitting, to a more artful type of finished project. I love to sit and create a new idea, to take it from the sketch pad to the finished product. This makes me happy.

When I started spinning, in 1989, I started designing. My friends wanted to make what I was making. Their requests led to writing patterns that people could understand, because…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 13, 2007

Favorite materials

Natural fibers, wool, cotton, silk, mohair, alpaca, and sometimes acrylic

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TerrificCreations
Knitting Patterns, Yarn, Spinning Fiber,...

About

I absolutely love to knit, crochet and spin my own yarns. I was a little girl when I started knitting in 1962. I started by making clothing for my dolls. Basically, I would knit rectangles and haphazardly sew them together. I come from a family of knitters. I grew up watching my aunts, as well as my mom, while they worked on many different projects, including aran sweaters, afghans, scarves, hats and dresses for others. I knew that one day, I would join them. :)

I have started to branch out, in my knitting, to a more artful type of finished project. I love to sit and create a new idea, to take it from the sketch pad to the finished product. This makes me happy.

When I started spinning, in 1989, I started designing. My friends wanted to make what I was making. Their requests led to writing patterns that people could understand, because there was no way they would be able to understand my notes.

I try very hard to produce an accurate and understandable pattern. To do that, it is a lengthy process and takes time. Since my goal is to publish the best pattern that I can, I am willing to take the time it takes.

I usually will knit an item 3, or more, times during the pattern writing process. Having been a tech editor, I am very picky with my writing. I do edit while I knit and while I reknit the item. After all of that is done, which can take months, I send it to test knitters and I ask them to be brutal with me. :) I want to know if they do, or don't, understand something. By the time the pattern is published, people have been successful in using it.

In my shop you will find both finished items and patterns. If you look at the sections to the right, on the home page of my shop, you will see the sections where they are listed. Feel free to browse through my entire shop or just the section that interests you.

If you see a pattern that you love and you don't knit, convo me about the possiblity of a custom order just for you.

All of my items are from an animal free, smoke free and fragrance free home.

Thanks for visiting and come back frequently, to see what I am working on for you.

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