In the last few years, my high school friend M. and I haven’t been able to grab more than an hour or two for a visit when I’m in town visiting my family. Yesterday we chilled for three whole hours, and it was awesome. Her 1-year-old son is about the cutest on the planet, and I swear I didn’t pose this photo. Back in high school we used to joke that I’d be the crazy friend-aunt who would corrupt her kids with subversive ideas and maybe some black nail polish. Maybe in reality I’ll just teach them how to crochet. (And paint their nails black, too.)
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Over my eighteen-year career in crafts and publishing I've written or co-authored seven books and edited countless others; founded, run and sold an online crochet magazine; served as editor of Interweave Crochet magazine; and spoken and taught at conferences across North America. Eventually I realized that working in craft publishing is my professional dream, with values of sustainability, equity, inclusion and diversity at the centre. In 2020, I co-founded Nine Ten Publications and its flagship online magazine, Digits & Threads. I live in Vancouver, Canada, where I weave, experiment with natural pigments I forage around my neighbourhood, and tweet photos of my family’s ridiculous dog.