My name is Andrea, and I am an addict. A knitting addict. I don’t plan to stop anytime soon.

I think knitting should count as exercise. I love it. Even though it makes my wrists hurt. Basically I am obsessed. I can’t stop. If I go too long between stitches, I become unreasonably grouchy. Just ask my friends. I am fairly certain I qualify for Knitting Addict Rehab.

It is that bad.

This is my life. My knitted life.  I use this space to share my dreams for myself as a knitter and a woman who, like so many of you, aspires to do it all. And succeed. While I persevere, everything always takes longer than I hope. My dreams are big, yet my accomplishments are often somewhere in the middle. I suppose this makes me a Real Person.

I am mom to one little man and happily living a quiet life in Humboldt County, California. I ache for a day with 26 hours so I can finally catch up on life. When I am not knitting, I am doing dishes. Or I am out gardening in the yard. Anyone who ever told you gardening was something other than pulling weeds all the time was lying.

I started knitting just for fun during college in 1997, and I still have so much to learn. I find solace in knitting. It soothes me and stiches me back together somehow. There is joy in knowing knitting is a language that unites millions of people across the planet.

We are all in it together. This is my life ethos.

I started designing in 2013, after the birth of my son who I love even more than knitting. I am determined to succeed. They say (or perhaps Oprah said) people who succeed in life apply themselves to what they love. So apply myself to knitting, I have.

I loath winter. My daydream (especially on cold, rainy days) is to move to a tropical island and open a yarn shop. Drink mojitos. Call it good. I encourage other knitters residing in frigid locales to do the same. Let’s start a nation of knitters, somewhere warm and pleasant. We can ship fuzzy mittens back home to our less fortunate friends and knit ourselves nice, lace weight tees in bright colors.

Sound good?

You can visit my Ravelry pattern shop here and my Etsy pattern shop here.

Happy Knitting!





  • Reply Liz January 28, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Hi, I have nominated your blog for the ‘Liebster’ award see my post here for more info https://leapinglife.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/thank-you-utesmile/#more-372 Have fun if you decide to accept and participate! 🙂

  • Reply Gayle Bueckert November 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Hi! I’m just getting ready to start Stormland Poncho need to have the procedure for the “twist”. I watched it on your video, but that was too long ago! Nov.21/17

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