My mother taught me to knit when I was six or seven. I can remember the first time I sat on a stool in Ruth Gold’s Yarn Shop in Pleasantville, New York, looking at the array of yarn choices for my first project. I think it was red and white, a neophyte’s block that resembled a wonky rectangle (just for practice). Then I remember the excitement of getting new yarn tomake my first scarf. For years after that I “knit on the wall” at all swim meets (I was a competitive swimmer in those days). In my adult life, I started making sweaters and, now, I concentrate on scarves and felted bags. Also a glass bead artist, I have experimented A LOT with color, and my passion for mixing hues is a signature of my work. Knitting mostly with hand-dyed yarns from all over the world, I am an maniacal collector of yarn and especially love blended natural fibers.
The scarves featured on my website have 56,000 stiches in each one, and they are made of Madelinetosh (hand-dyed) and Koigu (hand-painted) yarn.