About Me

Swatching at Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA. 

Swatching at Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA. 


Hi there! I'm Kate. Born and bred in the mid-Atlantic, with a nice stop-over for grad school in Denver, I now live in Southern California, a land more widely known for bikinis than sweaters. You may object to my saying this, but it DOES get chilly here!  Besides, there is always a place for knitted objects and garments, no matter the climate.  

My professional background is in anthropology and museum work, specifically collections conservation, curation, and exhibit design. It was an interesting 9-ish years but I have since been transformed into a wife and mama! My sons, Owen (2013) and Tristan (2015), are my full-time job now and they are demanding yet adorable bosses.      

Why knit? You're such a grandma.

Ok, it's now 2018 (ermagherd!). Knitting is totally a thing people do, regardless of age, parental status, and/or gender. It is meditative, creative, fulfilling, therapeutic, cool, educational, the list goes on. If you haven't already boarded this train, hop on! Toot tooooot!  (I think I've been watching too much Thomas the Train)

How do I get into this awesomeness?

I learned through a CD-ROM (wait, what?) purchased from AC Moore in 2002, on winter break from grad school. I was bored and was like, "this'll be, like, a totally affordable craft to get into!" Stop laughing. 

Anyway, all of you modern people might benefit from YouTube or Craftsy and maybe even venture out to ask a human being for help (gasp!). Some friends swear by the Klutz kit. Don't be like me and go it alone, crying over a pile of frogged acrylic. Ok, several piles. Your friends and family will also be grateful that you are (likely) being steered in a good direction and will ideally begin with projects that don't suck.  

What can I find on this site?

Right now, it's mostly links to my knitting patterns on Ravelry. You might also come across some musings related to knitting, perhaps some completely unrelated prose about being a parent, and some random projects and Pinterest fails. Basically, whatever makes it's way onto the digital page in between my sons' naps. :) 

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.
— Elizabeth Zimmermann