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  • Jen Johnson began knitting in 2007 while pregnant with her daughter and does most of her knitting for her daughter and son. When she couldn’t find the patterns she wanted, she added designer to her job titles of Navy wife and mother. Jen loves the inspiration she gets from all the beautiful yarns available, as long as she doesn’t get distracted by—ooh, shiny!
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The awesome photo shoot I can’t post any pictures from

One of the best parts of designing children’s knitwear patterns is that I have 2 available models (I’ve tried to convince Steve that I really need a baby model, so how about one more?…with zero success). They’re not always the most willing models, but part of being a mom/photographer is finding the proper motivation. Today, it took Phineas & Ferb fruit chews to get Lexie to model my latest design.

And she was delightful. She turned, twirled, waved, smiled, and was just generally cute on cue. Unfortunately, I can’t post a single picture of her actually wearing my design. But wouldn’t you want to design for this model?

Lexie before shoot 092210 (1)

Lexie before shoot 092210 (2)

Lexie before shoot 092210 (4)

Lexie before shoot 092210 (5)