About Me

Let me tell you about myself.

I’m a bit obsessed with all things crafty!  Even as a very little girl, I’ve always been making something.  I am especially drawn to fiber – strings of any sort, tufts of unspun fiber, scraps of fabric, etc.  Fiber is so central to humanity, since the very beginning – a foundation of civilization, the simple act of twisting a few strands of something together.

I taught myself to sew with doll clothes, a needle, and thread before I started school.  I was 8 when I learned to crochet from a 1960s McCalls magazine while on a road trip to Arkansas to see my Great Aunt Gert.  I was a senior in high school when I finally started knitting with a friend in English class.  And my most recent obsession, spinning, I picked up when my dad sent me my step-mother’s wheel in a care package.  I enlisted my generous friend, Bohoknitterchic, to answer questions and troubleshoot for me.

All this crafting comes sandwiched between working and Roller Derby!!

I work for Bob and Nancy at Colorsong Yarn, and the family of sister sites.  We specialize in Fleece Artist and Handmaiden yarns, addi needles, and a complete collection of knitting (and crocheting!) books.  I do lots of things there, besides petting, squooshing, and smelling the yarn.  I couldn’t ask for a better work environment!

I also play roller derby with the Sick Town Derby Dames.  We are a WFTDA team, which means that we are a regular member of the national roller derby association, WFTDA.  Our league began in July 2008, and I have been skating with them since (roughly) the beginning of 2009.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about how roller derby, and especially my teammates, have changed my life.

I also play keeper for three furbabies – a cat and two dogs.  We all live in a small cabin tucked into the woods on the edge of two ponds in the foothills of the Oregon coast range.  Life is good.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. HEY KERI! Good grief it seems so long that I have sent you a note… What a terrible stepmom 🙁 Life has been CRAZY WILD here at the Tigerosa. We are all so excited to see you in June. And when Kevin said that you would be joining us on the trip down to San Diego, that’s fabulous! Still trying to make it all work out until then. Your dad and I have been re-roofing the Peppertree house to get it ready for closing on or before 4/15. The sale will really help out the financial crunch we have been feeling lately (for the last 6 months…at least). Can you believe we just had our 2nd anniversary?? Seems like yesterday we had the backyard packed with well-wishers, family and friends for that GREAT party.
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know Kevin and I recommended your site/colorsong to a new business in Black Mountain. Kevin, Erin and I were at Montreat for a youth conference and happened into this shop saturday afternoon.
    Nice Threads Fiber Gallery/Studio
    Really nice ladies (can’t remember their names) but they were very interested in what you do, Colorsong, and getting on your mailing list for your products. They are also involved in an Asheville area cooperative (Fabric Fiber Bead Trail http://www.ffbtrail.com) that might be a great group of contacts that would love to see your products. I’ve sent your name and contact info to the woman at Nice Threads. Hopefully she’ll send some business your way.
    Well, that’s all for now. I’m working on painting a 10′ mural for a children’s play at the church next month, and this week is the only time I have to work on it. We love you, and will see you in June. Love Sandee

  2. Hi, Robyn here, your parents visited us at Nice Threads in Black Mountain and passed on your blog info.
    ah life lines- they are a big part of my life. I’m glad you found them useful.,
    Leslie is going to download one of your patterns so I can knit it up to sample some of our hand crafted yarns.
    Hope to meet you sometime.

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