A little about me.
My mother taught me to knit and crochet over fifty years ago. From those early Barbie doll clothes for my knitting badge in Brownies to designing sweaters for myself, family and friends, I have found a way to resolve my compulsive need to produce something tangible with my time. Over the years, I have fallen in love (but never out of love) with textures and colours. I so enjoy knitting up stranded (Fair Isle and Norwegian) garments, watching the colours come together round after round. I have wrangled my initial fear of steeking into submission and can confidently wield a pair of scissors near my knitwear. The textures of cables and lace are favourites whether I am knitting or crocheting wearables or items to adorn my home.
My professional career has spanned over 35 years, doing cool and interesting virological and biomedical research and diagnostic testing. The last 30 years have been the best - working in a level 3 biocontainment laboratory for rabies diagnostic testing, with a little research thrown in.
Hard to fathom, but the skills I have learned in the rabies laboratory transfer perfectly to the world of crochet and knit tech editing. Needless to say, attention to detail is critical when working with such a deadly virus. Small errors can result in serious life threatening consequences. There is great satisfaction in providing valuable service to others. More than 60 years of data is so much easier to subdue and manage with the advent of spreadsheets.
I live in southern Alberta, Canada. The vastness of the prairie and big sky daily fill me with awe. A day spent hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains completes me.