Friday Fabulous Fiber Artist: Annie Modesitt

In reference to yesterday’s Twitter today’s Fiber artists are roomates at Squam art workshops. This morning’s Fabulous Fiber Artist is Annie Modesitt 

 

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The bio from her website reads:A native of Ohio, Annie taught herself to knit at age 25 before a move from NYC to Texas.  The Texas tenure didn’t last, but knitting did, and upon her return to the NY area Annie began knitting for other designers and designing for major knitting magazines.  Her work has appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Family Circle Easy Knitting, McCalls Needlework and several family oriented magazines.

Author of Confessions of a Knitting Heretic, Knitting Millinery and editor of the 2006 Accord Crochet Pattern A Day Calendar and the collection of fiber essays, Cheaper Than Therapy, Annie has contributed to many knitting books including Stich N’ Bitch, Scarf Style, Wrap Style, the Vogue Knitting Book, and Weekend Knitting and Holiday Handknits.  Twist & Loop (Potter Craft, 2006) and Men Who Knit And The Dogs Who Love Them (Lark, Jan 2007)  Annie’s the inventor of the astoundingly clever Flip Knit, a low tech, portable alternative to knitting videos.

Annie knits using the Combination Method and believes that there truly is no wrong way to knit.  She lives in St Paul, MN with her husband, kids and assorted pets.

One of the things that I love about her is that she is an equal opportunity stitcher, she designs crochet and knit garments, both types equally beautiful, though she is most known for her knitting.

Her newest book Romantic Hand Knits has a bunch of wonderfully girlie patterns.

rom hk gloves

I mean, who wouldn’t love a pair of gloves like this?

Or maybe an adorable top?

rom hk top

If you’re going for flirty and sweet, this top is great, I’m not sure I can pull it off, but I’m about ready to try, if only because it looks so fun to knit!

Okay, so here’s my request, has anyone met Annie Modesitt? Know someone who’s taken a class? Please let us here the stories, is she as cool as she seems?

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One Response to “Friday Fabulous Fiber Artist: Annie Modesitt”

  1. Camilla Alma Says:

    Oh, I love Annie Modesitt! Thank you for reminding me of her book. It’s sadly still on the wishlist, and I really should do something about that.

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