>We have decided that it would be fun to do a little profile on everyone who works in the shop. We are going to start with Laura… since she is one of the owners.
Where did you grow up? I was born in Houston, TX and lived there for most of my childhood – except for 4 years spent in CO
What is a favorite childhood memory? When I turned 8, I came home from school on the buss and my mom was waiting by the bus stop holding the halter of my new horse, Paint that was so exciting!!
What needlecraft(s) do you do? Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, & Punch needle
How long have you been doing needlecraft(s)? & How did you get started? My mom taught me to knit around age 10, but it didn’t take. Then when I was in college, studying in England, I ran into a young woman who was knitting all the time and I thought, “I can do that.” So I bought some yarn and a how to book… that was 27 years ago.
How long have you worked at the 3 Kittens? Julie and I bought the store with Cis in 2006 and I’ve been working at it ever since.
What is your favorite project you have ever done? The one that gave me the most satisfaction is the Shetland lace “wedding ring” shawl.
What is your favorite color? Blue and Green (duh!)
Do you have a favorite designer? I’m partial to Norah Gaughan, but I also really like Kristin Omdahl.
What needlecraft skill would you like to learn? Rug Hooking – does that count?
What project(s) are you working on right now?
Knit: A tunic from Interweave Knits out of Baby Alpaka. A scarf out of Habu Textiles wool stainless steel. A ¾ sleeve empire waist cardigan out of Noro Silk Garden Lite. A Be Sweet Shawl on the diagonal. A pair of Flutterby socks out of Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye.
Crochet: A babette blanket out of a mix of DK weight washable yarns. A short sleeve top in Superior. A skirt by Annie Modesitt out of Silky Wool.
Needlepoint: A large canvas of “I’m in shape, Round is a shape” stick figure. A Christmas card holder: “Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!” A brick cover – relaxing fox and hounds. A little funky reindeer ornament (Reingel).
Punch Needle: A floral design.
What project would you like to tackle someday? Whatever strikes my fancy next. I don’t have anything particular in mind
If you are on Ravelry, what is your name? K5TOG