Welcome to my inaugural blog post! As I thought about what to write in this first post, I recalled a conversation when someone asked me what my favorite part about designing was. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed the connections I make with knitters around the world. My first pattern, Haruni, is a testament to the magic that happens when modern social media converges with traditional crafting. Originally published in 2009, Haruni continues to be popular with knitters around the world. Every handknit item has a story behind it; I’d like to share some of these incredible Haruni stories with you.