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About Cheryl

CherylHi! I’m Cheryl, a 29-year-old Minnesotan living in Pittsburgh. I like to knit, sew, and do whatever other crafty things grab my attention. My red hair is completely natural, and, yes, that’s it in my header.

I began knitting during winter break of my freshman year of college, 2004. My now-MIL taught me how to knit and purl (Continental style–I’m a “picker”), and I’ve had something on my needles ever since. Before moving to Pittsburgh, I worked at my LYS, Yarn Harbor, for nearly five years as a teacher and sales associate. If you’re ever in Duluth, MN, be sure to check this store and its amazing knitters out!

I learned how to sew from my mom beginning at the age of 9 and competed in sewing competitions growing up. I competed at all levels, eventually taking second place in the national Make It With Wool competition as a high school senior. When I graduated from high school, I needed a break from sewing for perfection, so I didn’t do much of it for a while. I’m now sewing more than ever before and finding a good balance of high quality craftsmanship and not driving myself crazy. If you’re curious, my sewing machine is a Viking Anna and my serger is a Bernina 800DL. I won both machines during my time as a competitive seamstress, and they’ve served me well.

I’m married to a wonderful man who supports my making and understands how much it means to me. We live an adorable duplex with our two kitties.

My biggest WiP right now is a doctorate in English with a particular interest in the history of readers and book culture. Hopefully I’ll be finished with my dissertation in spring of 2017. When I’m not curled up with a book or a project, you’ll probably find me swing dancing wherever I can find some music.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! I’d love to hear from you in the comments or at redknitter(at)gmail(dot)com

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2013 9:37 pm

    Oh, and I knit too. Not as prolific as yourself mainly just easy projects when I’m not sewing. Oh and a redhead too!

  2. April 13, 2014 12:13 pm

    Hi There

    I love your blog and I am nominating you for the Liebster Award. Please see my blog for the rules. I will have the nominations and questions posted today.


  3. October 2, 2014 12:23 pm

    Hi Cheryl,
    I have nominated you to take part in The Blog Hop, it involves answering some general questions about your blogging process. If it’s something that interests you – the questions are in my last blog post here - All the best, Chris

  4. February 19, 2015 6:14 am

    Just found you, through you fabulous rainbow dress. Love the blog.

    • February 19, 2015 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much! I loved making the dress, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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