My name is Jenny, and I love to knit.
I created this website to share information with other knitters.
I knit for the pure love of the craft. I don't sell anything.
My email address is: jenny [at] knittingjenny [dot] com.
If you experience any difficulty viewing this website, please let me know. I hard-coded the HTML in Notepad myself. I appreciate your feedback!
My Ravelry ID is knittingjenny.
I learned to knit in 1996.
I had just moved from hot and humid Texas to beautiful, mountainous, snowy Colorado.
I took a how-to-knit class at The Red Needle in downtown Colorado Springs.
Can you guess the year? It's 1957. In the ice skating party, Mom is third from the left, with the pom-poms on her skates. Check out the handknit scarves and mittens in this photo. I just love it! I love vintage fashion.
I am American.
But I live in London, England.
When I was a kid, my pet, Donald Duck, won the Blue Ribbon at the Altamont Fair in upstate New York. Here's me and my pet ducks:
When I was in college, my original hand embroidery design won the Blue Ribbon at the Texas State Fair.
In 2009, I won the Dale of Norway knitting design contest, in the accessories division.
That's Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, tap dancing in the 1936 movie, Follow the Fleet. I love the movie, the sailor suits, the tap dancing, everything!
I took a tap dance course in London. What big fun, tap dancing to big band music!
I love to dance, especially the waltz.
I love sewing.
I love a trip to the moviehouse.
I love reading blogs.
I discovered the secret Liberty fabric shop.
When I was in middle school, our family moved from upstate New York to small-town Texas, which explains a lot.
I am the middle child of five, which also explains a lot.
I had a happy childhood. And here I am with my siblings at Christmas, in upstate New York. I'm the gal holding the Raggedy Anns.
And here we are in 1998, all dressed in our uniforms.
I'm the gal in the lilac suit, with the pen and computer.
Yes, we all look alike, except my brother, Stephen, in the flight suit, holding the paper airplane.
My favorite color is green.
I love yellow daffodils, red tulips, orange tiger lillies, lavender lilac, and pussy willows.
When I was a kid, I had a KnittingJenny.
I knitted a very long scarf with Mom's leftover yarn.
Do you know what a KnittingJenny is?