LYNN KOZMA, Designer
My Mom taught me to knit and crochet when I was a child. I knit
and crocheted on and off throughout college but gave it up when I began my
career as a microbiologist. About 6
years ago, I picked it up again as a pastime, this time with more
regularity. After a while, I became
bored with simpler patterns and began to explore lace designs and bead work,
separately at first. In particular, I
became fascinated with Estonian lace patterns.
Eventually, I began to combine the lace work with beading.
More recently, I am exploring the world of pattern design (Sophisticated Whimsy). I enjoy selecting the stitch motifs, the yarns, and the color palette and am intrigued by the challenges of matching the gauge to the fitted dimensions of the piece. Hats are both fun and relatively easy to make. I have begun a tradition of knitting a new hat for my soon-to-be 2-year old great nephew. When the wearer is this little, the only limitation to the hat design is your own imagination, so it can be really fun and whimsical. But I am most interested in designing sweaters and shawls. I consider them to be wearable art. My only complaint is that because they take so long to complete, I can design far more of them than I can possibly find the time to actually knit!