Since 2002, owning alpacas has been an ongoing adventure for our family.  Thunder, Hani, Lena, Felix, Emil, Beatrice & Lily now round out our extended alpaca family. We board them high above Telluride, Colorado on Hastings Mesa at Gale and Jan Chappel’s Gray Head Ranch.

My grandmother taught me to knit at age 6.  What a gift that was! Now, I knit whenever and wherever I can--long car trips and on mountaintops are especially good.  Like any fanatic, I enjoy “spreading the love” of knitting to others.  I teach knitting classes and workshops throughout the year both in Telluride and the Chicago area. 

I sell alpaca hand knits and knitting kits of my own design plus beautiful alpaca blankets and accessories at the Telluride Farmer’s Market on Fridays in the summer.  

I also participate in artisan craft shows, including YarnCon, the “Indie Fiber Fair” every spring in Chicago.