About Me

Howdy Friends,

I guess I should tell you a little about me, since most of you do not know me. I live in Northwest Montana with my husband, Don, one crazy cat, and lots of outside animal friends, many of whom you will meet here and on future pages. I have two married sons, and seven grandchildren, which two just happen to be twins. I love everything creative and crafty. Of course, my biggest passion is for knitting by machine or hand!

Oh, the trials! I have had many try to teach me to knit over the years, but somehow those two needles had a mind of their own. I tried at the early age of six, no luck, but I could crochet and sew, I tried at the age of eleven, no way, again, at eighteen, nothing. You get the picture! I loved knitted things, but just could not make them. Then at, never mind what age, it was just before our first son was born I had a little success, I was not working, so took a couple of lessons at my favorite yarn shop. I was so happy. I was knitting! I started a sweater for me and a vest for Don, but they were doomed, when the baby came, my knitting got put on the shelf. Well, thirty odd years later, at the urging of a friend, I picked up those two needles and finished that sweater I had started. It fit me to a tee, and it was not because the gauge was perfect, I had grown! Moreover, the vest for my husband, well, I ripped it out, designed, and knitted a Gansey for our youngest son! He thought it was the greatest thing, because the yarn was much older then he. I love designing and knitting, but with two needles, just could not keep up with my active brain. Therefore, I bought my first knitting machine, a Bond, and you all had better not be laughing, I loved that little machine. Boy, could I see my finished designs fast. Then I took a giant step up to my Passap E6000, that was in 1997, and it has been no stopping me since! But wait a minute, you all might know me, my Montana Snowpeople and my Double Wedding Ring patterns were published in "Machine Knitters Source".

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me, Kathie

I know that this may be a tad different, but I would like to dedicate my Web Site to three very special ladies in my life. Without them this site would not be possible, my heartfelt thanks to you all. First, to Janell Brawmer of the "Afghan_Queens", who spent many hours helping me and patiently answered all my questions, then giving me permission to copy the format of her Pattern books, and for encouraging me to make my patterns available to everyone. To Rita Ehrhart of "Knits by Rita", who sold me, my Passap, then taught me how to use the knitting machine, and to Tommy, her husband, who taught me how to make biscuits and sausage gravy! And finally, to Marie Day, who went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2003, the machine knitting world lost a good teacher and I lost a truly wonderful friend. She taught me all she knew about knitting and about life.



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