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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Meet Your Moderators, v2

Allow me to introduce our 2nd moderator, KnittingMette.

You may recognize the name. She's been featured on this blog before. Not only did she design our mascot, Ann, but she also participated in our first YFF (Yarn Forward Friday).

The person behind KnittingMette is, well, Mette. In case you were wondering, I've already asked; it is a Danish name meaning strength with roots back to the days of the Vikings. It is pronounced m(et)-te.

Mette loves to introduce herself as a Dane living in Italy though she has called Italy home for 30+ years. She currently resides in Pisa, Italy, famous for its Leaning Tower, with her husband.

Her two children are grown and out of the house, leaving her time to do what she loves: teach, design, and knit.

On the other hand, our mascot Ann, who is a few years younger than Mette, is busy growing her family. She recently became the proud mother of a red-headed girl.

Since a woman can only have so many children of her own (lest someone start mentioning the word rabbit and Ann's name in the same sentance; that would be embarrassing), Ann started her own Ravelry group to create more knitted women and children.

Of course, when Ann is not busy with her family, she is knitting alongside Mette. Their most recent creation is Fritz the clown.

Be sure to stop by Mette's Etsy store and say Hello. You will find it filled with knitted toys, PDF patterns, and other fun gifts.