I live on the western slopes of the Green Mountains and design knitting patterns that are inspired by the rolling landscape of Vermont where beauty and function are found together. What does that even mean? I like my knitting to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. I design sweaters and vests, shawls, and fingerless mitts. Sometimes I’ll branch out into the frilly or funny – but always with a purpose.
I started designing because I was never very good at following patterns. I was about half way through calculating my first sleeve cap (on paper, with pencil) when I realized that once I’d done the math once grading for other sizes would be (comparatively) easy.
Along with designing I like to spin (yarn, not exercise), do yoga, garden (flowers and veggies), play outside with Neil, my daughter, and my dogs. In the winter we snowshoe and ski (downhill and cross country). Summertime finds us canoeing (my favorite is when Neil paddles and I knit) and watching the chickens. Oh yeah, I have a day job too. I want to retire early and sell cheese and wool when I grow up, because let’s be honest, knitwear design is unlikely to pay the bills.
This blog is rambling. I will ramble on about fiber, knitting, other crafts, environmental stuff, family, chickens, other pets, and life in general. This blog may contain knitting patterns, techniques, and other useful tidbits, depending on my mood.
I can be found on ravelry, twitter, and facebook under the same user name: BeckyinVT. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at becky(dot)herrick(at)gmail(dot)com.