I started knitting when I was eight years old...and quickly abandoned it because the scarf that was my first project was so boring! (This is how many great knitters are born and quickly die. If you ever take up knitting, please don't start with a scarf. Trust me.) A few years later I tried again and made myself a sweater, which was much more fun, but then stopped knitting again, because let's face it, knitting and high school aren't exactly compatible. While slogging my way through grad school, I started knitting again to relieve stress, and haven't stopped since then.
Eventually, you have knit everyone you know something, and the ratio of knitted to non-knitted things in your home gets to be too high...and that's how Knitting by Jen came to be. Now I share my creations with the world!