was a former high school English teacher to at-risk students, who she also
taught to knit. She traveled the country speaking on her humorous personality
assessment program, Building a Better Fruit Basket, which she eventually wrote
into a book. She has spent 20 years teaching beginning knitting as well as
felting classes and is currently writing her first knitting pattern book. Her
new 50 Shades of Sweaters and Shawls classes are becoming extremely popular at
local yarn stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. She lives in southwest area of Minneapolis
with her husband and a large chocolate labradoodle.