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I have been knitting since I was a ten-year-old girl. Born and raised in Germany, I started my love affair with yarn as a child when my mother (an avid knitter herself) used to visit yarn stores for knitting sweaters. One of my favorite pastimes as a child was sitting in a meadow with a skein of wool and knitting needles, listening to the bells of cows grazing around me while I knitted scarves, pillows, sweaters and hats.
My love affair has turned into an addiction. Turn me loose in a yarn store and watch out! All the colors and textures and feel of different yarns make me drool and dream up all kinds of projects…
This is where the addiction comes into play. I still remember the day I walked into one of my favorite yarn stores with my mother-in-law. She was looking for yarn to knit a baby blanket. I noticed a woman with a beautiful felted bag and asked her about it since I never…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 12
  • Joined January 27, 2008

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wool, alpaca, merino, bamboo, yarn, fiber

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I have been knitting since I was a ten-year-old girl. Born and raised in Germany, I started my love affair with yarn as a child when my mother (an avid knitter herself) used to visit yarn stores for knitting sweaters. One of my favorite pastimes as a child was sitting in a meadow with a skein of wool and knitting needles, listening to the bells of cows grazing around me while I knitted scarves, pillows, sweaters and hats.
My love affair has turned into an addiction. Turn me loose in a yarn store and watch out! All the colors and textures and feel of different yarns make me drool and dream up all kinds of projects…
This is where the addiction comes into play. I still remember the day I walked into one of my favorite yarn stores with my mother-in-law. She was looking for yarn to knit a baby blanket. I noticed a woman with a beautiful felted bag and asked her about it since I never had done any felting. The conversation with her led me to buy a book on felting, and I made my first felted purse with my own handspun wool. I absolutely fell in love with the process and have knitted many purses, bags and hats since. I can’t stop any more! My ideas, designs and yarn combinations are limitless. Every felted creation is different and truly one-of-a-kind.
When I wear one of my own purses or hats, people often ask me where I got it. My business started when my friends wanted my bags and hats for themselves and then felt so enthusiastic about them that they showed them to their friends.
I can’t imagine a better business for myself at this point in my life. I am a stay-at-home mother of two boys age five and seven, and a new baby girl.
I’m also an organic farmer, growing a big percentage of my family’s food myself. Aside from all the vegetables and fruit I grow, I also have dairy goats. They give us wonderful milk, which we drink raw and make into yogurt, ice cream and several different cheeses. As if all these chores didn’t keep me busy enough, my husband and I also have a wholesale bamboo nursery and a salmon habitat restoration business.
All these ventures are fun and rewarding and make our homesteading life in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains very busy and hard work. That’s why I love to use my downtime in the winter to knit and spin wool by the fire, warm and cozy in our wet, dark Pacific Northwest winters, surrounded by my kids, dog, yarn and knitting needles – and lots of felted bags and hats!

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