The name “domesticshorthair” refers to the irreverent title I give myself, a stay-at-home wife and mother who happens to have short hair; the title is also ironic given the fact that I have a cat, commonly classified as domestic shorthair. However, despite the name, this blog is less about cats and more about my knitting and my life.

I live the suburbs east of Seattle, Washington, a land of SUVs, minivans and suburban sprawl; I drive a Tesla Model S – all electric performance sedan that seats 5 adults and 2 children. I knit when I can. My husband, son, daughter and cat are all learning to live with my knitting obsession.

I have been knitting since 1984 when I was in Madison, Wisconsin and a fellow college student from Germany taught me.  However, I have enjoyed crafting since my childhood, when my father taught me needlepoint, one grandmother taught me crochet basics and the other grandmother introduced me sewing by helping me with an Halloween costume (a Pilgrim).

My goal in blogging is to share with you my knitting experiences, as well as some of the trivial aspects of my suburban life.

Also, be forewarned, I’m heavily into parenthetical statements, and I love to use the semicolon.  However, I make no claims of being a grammarian, although I am an admirer of those who are.

Why do I hide my face in my pictures?  Because I do not photograph well.

You are welcome to contact me with any questions or comments concerning what I write about, but please do not ask me to give you copies of patterns or other items covered by copyright or creative commons.

Please do not copy in any manner, the words, content, ideas and pictures from my blog without my permission. Thank you.

Email me at L2E2(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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