My name is Kristina McGrath, and I live in the Northeast US with my husband and my two little kids, working from home as a tech editor. I have been knitting for over ten years, with a wide range of experience. Like most of you probably, knitting is a real passion for me (I may be slightly obsessed, perhaps even more with yarn…) More than knitting, I so enjoy editing my clients’ patterns and designs, and knitting them in my head. It’s so exciting to see the new things designers come up with! Beyond knitting and editing, I find I spend a lot of my free time cooking and baking, too. I’m Lithuanian and love to make traditional dishes, and to make things that are new and inspiring to me, like these amazing cookies I just discovered. I’m sure I would enjoy it a lot more without all the cleanup that comes with it. 😉 All this while enduring my daughter’s constant singing and dancing, my son’s antics, and my husband going on to both of them about Marvel comic books!
I have a lot of knitting books, and can’t get enough new information. There is always something new to learn, and a new way of looking at things. I also crave order and organization, spreadsheets, spelling and writing, and charts don’t scare me. 🙂 These are skills I’ve been using over and over in various fields (from academia to theatre to sales, and administrative), with my own knitting, and also as a mom! Taking Joeli Kelly’s two courses on tech editing knitting patterns was the best step I ever took in that path; tech editing is a natural fit for me, and I am happy to help!
As a knitter, I know how important it is to have clear and well presented patterns, that knitters can knit from easily, with accurate directions and math, and sample pictures that match. There’s nothing more frustrating for a knitter than a pattern they have to struggle with. Tech editing can eliminate this frustration, is an essential step in pattern development, and can make all the difference in your patterns. I can help by checking your patterns to assure they are clear, correct, and consistent with your style, and in a way that is painless and easy for you, too! Contact me anytime with questions about me, or to talk about your designs and get started!
Thanks for getting to know me!