One of my earliest memories is an argument with my mother when the 4-year-old me insisted on wearing a hot pink jumpsuit with bell-bottoms & giant print flowers on it. There were several of these occasions, & I'm sure my choices were always, let's say, a bit quirky. My mother's clever answer was to plop me squarely in Catholic school, and for 7 years I wore uniforms to school daily. Usually I jazzed it up a bit with accessories like Fonzie socks or cool cords underneath the skirt or handmade necklaces displaying huge plastic beads or a wine cork! No lie! At age 8 or 9 my mom taught me to knit (back in the 70's, way before it was cool). One of my first projects was a pair of legwarmers made with fuzzy pink & purple variegated yarn. Oh, yeah. Knitting has fascinated me, frustrated me to tears, and provided me with comfort & joy ever since. Developing this craft is a winding road. It took me until middle age to realize that creativity & beauty are not frivolous, they are a vital part of our lives. True beauty, authentic, mindfully created artifacts or even funky knit clothing can touch our souls in rare and magical ways, transforming us & our world. It is essential to our spirits. I now embrace the quirky young me who screams to work with weird yarns and make off kilter art-to-wear pieces. I continue to develop a Wabi Sabi knitting practice. My mission is to enhance the life of every person who wears my knits by helping them to express & cultivate their own matchless styles. Life is too short to wear boring clothes!