About the Pirate

The Knitting Pirate has been obsessed with yarn and string for as long as she can remember, beginning with friendship bracelets and weaving on a plastic loom. She learned to knit at eight, but didn’t really pick it up as a hobby until her late 20s. Other string-related hobbies include inkle and card weaving, embroidery, sewing, quilting and, yes, the occasional friendship bracelet. The Pirate has just started to get into the idea of dyeing and spinning, or maybe spinning and dyeing, her own yarn – she got her a wheel for her 30th birthday, and a drum carder soon followed, and then another wheel…

firstsnowIn her day job, the Pirate spends her time as a web and graphic designer.

The Pirate lives in a log house on top of a mountain. Sometimes she thinks that was the craziest move ever. Sometimes she’s exceedingly glad of it. When it snows a lot, she gets stuck in the house. There are many worse places to be snowed in!

In August 2010, the Pirate was adopted by a pair of kittens: Floyd T. Underfoot and Aubrey M. Tinyfierce. They – or rather, their vet bills – were the inspiration to open up an Etsy shop.

Aubrey lost her struggle with FIP in January 2011, just nine months old. A few months later, Kipling Spottycat came home – not to take Aubrey’s place, but to keep Floyd company. They have become furry BFFs and can usually be heard chasing each other around the house.

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