I first learned to knit in college but became obsessed when I took it back up after finishing my PhD in 2013. Not long thereafter I worked out my first design, a riff on the ever-popular owl cable pattern, and I was bitten by the design bug. I found knitwear design to be a fantastic creative outlet and break from my day job, in which I am a dinosaur paleontologist and assistant professor of biology.
I take inspiration from the world around me, and in particular nature, art, and architectural styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. I love cabling and colorwork, and many of my patterns feature both at the same time. I am also an avid birder, so birds are a theme that I love to explore.
I grew up on a horse farm in Kentucky, went to school in Chicago and Long Island, and have now settled in western New York where I live with my fiancee, two snakes, two lizards, and a tortoise.