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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Location Portland, OR, United States
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Introduction I am a knitter and spinner and a lot of other things.

ABOUT ME: I have contributed both articles and patterns to a number of places in print and online, including Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Vogue, knitty, Ravelry, and the books "Knitting Socks From Around the World", "Joy of Sox," and “Expectant Little Knits”. In 2007, I was a guest on diy’s knitting TV show “Knitty Gritty”. I started the annual online spin-along, The Tour de Fleece in 2006 to spin yarn along with the Tour de France. I’m especially proud of the ribbons I won for homespun yarn at the LA County Fair in 2006 and 2007. I love the way a big fair can combine excellence in craft with deep fried Oreos on a stick. I also teach sock design and other knitting classes at yarn shops and events like Sock Summit.

When I’m not designing, I’m dreaming about designing. I’m also knitting, spinning, dying fiber, writing, doodling, walking, doing crossword puzzles, drinking tea, eating chocolate, stretching, contemplating the mystery of existence, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.

My Ravelry name is starathena. Let's be friends.
Interests Knitting, Spinning, Crochet, Fiber, Yarn, Chocolate, Tour de France