Most of us don’t remember learning how to talk. In the same way, I don’t remember learning how to knit. Growing up, knitting was just another way my family expressed ideas. I remember my two great aunts who amazed me with their magical touch—from gorgeous bonsai, to exquisite perennial borders, and even stately stone walls—there was almost nothing they couldn’t create themselves. It seems some of my creativity is inherited, but much of it was honed earlier in my career when I worked in the ready-to-wear industry as an apparel and textile designer. That’s where I learned the important basics of garment construction and surface design.