My name is Kay, and I live in beautiful, historic Savannah, Ga., with my husband Michael, daughter April and two dogs Chopsticks and Willie. For 25 years I worked as a full-time writer, reporter and editor with the Boston Phoenix
, Soho Weekly News in New York, Money magazine and Savannah Morning News
. Also, I was a regular freelancer for the Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cosmopolitan and the Los Angeles Times. In 1994, Michael and I adopteda beautiful 2-year-old from China, and I retired from the all-consuming, stress-provoking field of journalism.
About three years ago, I discovered knitting and crocheting, and I haven’t put the sticks down since. I belong to a fun, fabulous group of stitchers at wild fibre, Savannah’s premier store devoted to the fiber arts. Recently I joined Ravelry (user name: Savannahkay) and started the Savannah Ravel Rousers group.
I love knitting and crocheting anything and everything (well, socks ~ not so much), but I’m especially fond of designing and making sweaters for my Yorkie and muse, Willie. You can purchase some of my designs at my Etsy store, www.mysavannahcottage.etsy.com, and I plan to offer plenty more free patterns here on my blog.
It was Ravelry that brought me to Blogland, despite my 15-year retirement from writing (remember that stress?) and my vow never to get involved with deadlines again (ditto on the stress). I’ve had a little success selling my knitting patterns through exposure on Ravelry, so this is the next step. I predict I’ll learn to enjoy the process of writing again, now that nobody’s making me do it, and for you, I hope there’ll be fun in reading my ramblings.