At the age of five, I picked up knitting and crocheting by watching my mother and both of my grandmothers making beautiful pullovers and cardigans. Through the decades, I witnessed a dwindling appreciation for my trade as a Knitter, and I made a commitment to keep the knitting trade alive for future generations.
The idea of owning a knit shop was born in 1987 when I received my first knitting machine as a gift from my husband.
Although I was still an airman serving in the US Air Force, my dream did not die. After I retired from the military in 1998, I turned my dream into reality. A second knitting machine made the knit shop official – The Woolly Works Knit Shop was born.
But it did not end there. After seeing an advertisement in a local paper, I became intrigued by Alpacas and their luxurious fiber. The Woolly Works Farm now has five Alpacas nibbling in the pasture. I learned to process their fleece and teach others to do so. I have taught knitting, crochet, dyeing, machine knitting and all manner of yarn craft over these years.
A few years later I realized that I was not just a knitter; I was also a collector (hoarding) of many fine yarns. In ten lifetimes I could never use it all up. So, in 2001 the only thing for me to do was to open a retail store. I have moved to other locations since then with the current being the best of all carrying a vast variety of yarns and supplies-truly heaven for all needle artists.
I have been teaching knitting and crocheting since 1999. In 2010 I added custom dyed yarns by Edie to my repertoire. With the hand of the Lord guiding me, the Woolly Works Knit Shop will be a staple for many years to come.
After being fascinated by knitting since Kindergarten, I finally learned it when I was 10 and in the 4th grade. I had a few lessons and that was it. An obsession was born!
I believe my first ever project was to try to make a blanket for my kitty, Belle. Since I didn’t know how to read a pattern, I made up my own, sometimes successfully.
When I was 18 I learned to crochet from a book and that was that.
I love to knit all kind of things, but socks and sweaters seem to be my favorites.
WW Sock a Thon - Hanging Entries
I grew up in SW Kansas and moved to Colorado Springs a little over 10 years ago with my husband and our son. Since then we have added two cats, Ginger and Tobey, a bearded dragon named Norberta and LOTS of yarn.
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Jasmine the Iguana and Green Orchid Yarn - Perfect Match!
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