I started my shop in the Spring of 2006 on a whim. I had been crocheting toys and I wanted to send them out into the world. I was surprised when my first sale came within a week, and then the sales never stopped coming. Since then, I have switched from crocheted to knitted toys, and I've also started selling my patterns for people who want to make toys of their own.
Yarnigans is the most insanely satisfying thing I have ever done. I love knowing that my little toys are all over the world. They are sitting on shelves, lounging in beds, and being loved by everyone. I use the highest quality materials I can possibly find, so each toy is a sturdy little heirloom. Most of the Yarnigans are knitted from 100% Peruvian wool yarn, and every single one is made lovingly by hand on my shiny little vintage aluminum needles.
Yarnigans has been featured in Knit Simple Magazine, ReadyMade magazine, Simply Knitting Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Craftseller Magazine, the Craft Magazine blog, the Must Have Cute blog of the Cheezburger Network, treehugger.com, and many more. My designs have been in Petite Purls, "Knit One, Purl One,", and several other knitting publications. Look for designs from me in the Fresh Designs book series, both knitting and crochet, as well as my book "Ten Adorable Teddy Bears to Knit," available in the shop and on Amazon.