I’ve loved making things since I was very young. My mom taught me to cross stitch when I was five or six. She also taught me some sewing basics, and I did some random sewing on and off throughout my childhood. I taught myself to knit when I was bored during my freshman year of college, but didn’t become truly serious about it until I turned to knitting as stress relief during my MA. Then I got serious about learning to sew my own clothes about half way through my PhD.


I don’t have as much time for making things now that I have a full-time teaching job (I’m an English professor at a two-year college) and a small child. But I still try to make a little time everyday for knitting and sewing–it’s still my primary source of stress relief and a very necessary creative outlet. I also hate shopping with the fire of a thousand suns, so it’s nice to be able to make some of my own clothes.

I primarily use my blog to document the things I’ve made. Hopefully some of the information I share about the process will be helpful for other makers! Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I love talking with other knitters and sewists.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I run Seamster Sewing Patterns and was wondering if you’d be interested in test sewing a pattern for me, but couldn’t find an email address. Please email me if you’re interested!

  2. Thank you for your blog! I’m a fairly new, but ambitious knitter who is just beginning to knit sweaters, and it is so helpful and interesting to read your experiences with knitting.

  3. Hi Anna, bumbed into your blog and found it very interesting. I also aim to – one day – have a completely handmade wardrope knitting and sewing being my “tools” to this. We`ll see! ๐Ÿ˜€

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