Hello! Welcome, and thanks so much for visiting my blog! My name is Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich and I love knitting and designing knitting patterns. I also love to sew, garden, backpack, experiment in the kitchen and do all kinds of “Little House on the Prairie” types of stuff. I talk about a lot of those things here.

I live in Reno, NV and work for the best place on earth for an obsessive knitter like me–Jimmy Beans Wool! I am so lucky that I get to go to work everyday and be surrounded by knitters, crocheters, sewers, and crafters of all types. It’s a source of constant inspiration.

When I’m not knitting or working, I love to hang out with my hubby, Nick, and our pooch, Wallace, and live life to the fullest!

Thanks again for stopping here and please feel free to shoot me an e-mail anytime:


Or visit me on Ravelry:  Marinade

2 Responses to About

  1. Shaara says:

    Hi, I arrived at your site via Ravelry after noticing that you have an icon with a dog that looks like a perfect twin of the mutt my boyfriend and I just got at a shelter. Our dog, Duffy, is a stubby-tailed version of Wallace. The resemblance is amazingly uncanny. I have put the photos side by side if you ever want to see Wally’s twin Duffy.

  2. ruthy ann says:

    Hey thanks so much for following my blog! Very cool blog you got here…i look forward to reading through more of your posts :)

    btw…how did you come across my blog?


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