Name: Emily, owner
When did you first knit, and who taught you?
What are your favorite things to knit?
Hats. They’re fast and functional and you can never have too many.
What has been your most frustrating knitting project?
Probably any of the things I’ve tried to design. Designing is not for me. I’m too much of an obsessive perfectionist and with designing there is no right answer. I’m better off sticking to my IT and accounting duties! My favorite projects, on the other hand, have been a tiny custom dog sock I made for my beloved old dog when her foot was hurt, a giant Celestarium shawl I made for a friend, and a Koolhaas hat I knit for my boyfriend.
When it comes to knitting, are you more about the process or the product?
100% the product. I even like weaving in ends, sewing on buttons, and blocking because it means I’m almost done. Not to say I don’t enjoy the process, but it’s the shiny end result that keeps me going.
When not at Twisted, how do you like to spend your time?
I have a little old bungalow and a little old French Bulldog that occupy most of my time. I like to bike and camp and hike when I can. My very favorite thing is sharing a meal with friends and family and laughing. I’m pretty simple!
Purple. It’s the color of royalty.
Beyond knitting, what do you like to create?
OMG. All the things. I like organizing and there’s nothing quite like constructing a good color-coded conditionally-formatted spreadsheet. I like working on my house – painting in particular – and gardening, both of which to me fall under the category of creating a space to live in. Also: friends, processes, cocktails.
What is the last book you read?
I’m currently halfway through the His Dark Materials trilogy. So the last full book I read was book 1 of that. Good!
One piece of knitting advice:
DO A GAUGE SWATCH. It is the keys to the kingdom. It’s not a punishment to be suffered through – it’s confidence and freedom from worry!
Where can we find you online?