A bit about me . . .


Thanks for stopping by. I'm a long-time marketing executive, reinventing myself as a yarn crafter and and instructor. I've truly found my niche in inspiring beginner knitters to take up a new passion.

I've been knitting for more than 12 years and teaching for more than a year. I love to cook and am obsessed with making things for the house -- blankets, pillows, guest towels, cozies and the odd bit of Judaica.

The class was great, Rosanne explained the techniques and stitches very clearly and thoroughly. She obviously knows her stuff. As I advance I look forward to more classes! Thank you!
— Melody

One day I bought a knitted poncho, and it was a little expensive. On examination, I realized it was just a rectangle, and I thought, "I can do that." I went directly to a yarn store near my house where the yarn was organized by color. I was breathless. It was all so gorgeous and I wanted to touch everything. I bought a bunch of yarn, learned a stitch and began my first project. It didn't go that well, since I had the wrong yarn, the wrong stitch and the wrong project. As a result, I've resolved to teach knitting the right way -- helping knitters walk before they run, become self-sufficient and gain the knowledge to match yarn to patterns to needles to create projects they will love.

After 20 years as a marketing communications professional, I finally had the opportunity to take my love of knitting to the next level by working at Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York and teaching beginners. I'm thrilled to now be able to take the next step and teach knitting my own way. 

I'm a born and bred New Yorker, but I lived in Seattle for many years, so I've mellowed, slightly.