My design ideas come from what I want to have in my closet.  Since I live in sunny and warm Arizona, I selected fibers that work well for this climate.  If you live in a colder area, you can use Wool, Alpaca or other fiber better suited for your geography. 

I was born and raised in Japan.  I got married and moved to America in my late 20’s.  I have really enjoyed my time in the US and I am so happy I have been able to share my knitting and crochet designs through individual patterns and books.  I have enjoyed communicating with people and expressing myself through my design work, and I have met many wonderful friends through knitting and crochet.  Knitting and crochet have made my life in the U.S. very beautiful.  

Thank you.



Yumiko Alexander