Who are you and what do you do when you’re not knitting or chronicling your knitting in a tasteful yet obsessive manner?
I grew up, went to college, and currently live in New Jersey (though my parents have since moved elsewhere). I love the color green, cinnamon dolce lattes, dumplings, and yarn. Lots and lots of yarn. Also sleeping.

When I’m not knitting or commuting to Manhattan for my day job, I write and officiate wedding ceremonies as a Wedding Celebrant.  If you’re getting married in New Jersey, you should check out my website at Eclectic-Unions.com.

How long have you been knitting?
As you probably know from the blurb on my front page, since I was seventeen. Though, to be perfectly up-front, I didn’t learn how to purl until November of 2003. What does one make when one does not know how to purl? A load of garter stitch scarves. But is purling hard? No. Why did I wait so long? Because I’m crazy.

And how did you learn?
I didn’t actually figure out the knitting thing for another few months after the incident with my mom. I had trouble following directions online, and eventually I had my friend’s mom teach me. Thus began my garter stitch scarf years.

Haven’t you done this before?
Think you’ve seen me around? My knitting blog has had a few incarnations. The first is still around – over on LiveJournal [gilneas-knits.livejournal.com] – I had been writing about my quilting projects there since April of 2003.

In May of 2004, I moved over to a Typepad blog [gilneasknits.typepad.com] that I maintained for a year and a half – but then it fell to the wayside, and I couldn’t justify paying for a service I never used. So I deleted it at the beginning of 2006. Without backing it up. Oops.

After a brief knit-blog sabatical, I found myself here, in June of 2006.

You can also find me on Ravelry under the username “gilneas.”

Where did the name come from?
I like the color green. I like moons. Chartreuse is a shade of green. Luna means moon. It doesn’t mean much beyond that.

Still have a question? Drop me an email.


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