People often ask me about my pixie logo, I commissioned the piece from Aimee Ray, an exceptional artist and illustrator. The art work is original and copyright pixiepurls.com and is not to be used or copied without permission from me.
My knitting obsession began in 2003 and has beenÂ going strong sense. I actually thought I was taking a crochet class at a local yarn store. I had purchased a little learn to crochet kit at aÂ craft store and hadn’t had any luck. When I signed up for the class IÂ just assumed they would teach crochet as well as knitting. So when IÂ showed up and didn’t have any needles, I was quickly led over to someÂ nice bamboo size 8s. Then I was led over to the “learning” yarn area. IÂ really couldn’t motivate myself to learn with any of that yarn, and IÂ found myself holding a lovely teal skein of Baby Alpaca. After that myÂ natural fiber obssesion has grown by leaps and bounds!
In 2007 I gave birth to my first daughter. While I was pregnant Â IÂ knit up a bunch of baby sweaters, there were loads of wonderful patterns out there but not always exactly what I was looking for. I hadÂ been thinking of a cute short sleeve top I would like to knit my girl,Â when she was about 4 months old. I kept thinking about sock yarn,Â because it knits up so light and airy. Shopping for yarn one day IÂ found some really fun red, white and blue sock yarn themed for the 4thÂ of July. I immediatly had the image of a cute cap sleeve top knit up inÂ that sock yarn. I went home and measured one of her onsie’s and quicklyÂ cast on. Thus began my adventures in knitwear design for babies.
In early 2009 a good blog-buddy and baby-buddy, Allegra Wermuth had the idea of the two of us starting an online knitting magazine for baby and kids patterns. She didn’t actually know at the time the extent of my web design experience, and I didn’t know at the time the extent of her fantastic memory and good organizational skills. It was a bit like magic how Petite Purls came together. Petite Purls retired n 2012.
By 2013 I published my first book with Randomhouse, which was an amazing experience. Just Like Me Knits was a challenge for a work from home mom with two little ones, but turned into a treasured memento for me of their young childhood.
Meeting one of our hero’s, Debbie Bliss, at TNNA in 2010.
LG & Claudia, my personal knitting guru