Jen has been knitting since 2004 and designing since 2008. Her designs have been seen in several magazines, including Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Love of Knitting. She is the author of the popular Sock-Yarn Shawls books and you can also find dozens of her self-published patterns on Ravelry. In 2014, after a decade of testing municipal wastewater for a living, she retired her lab coat and safety glasses to work in her design business full-time. When not knitting, you can find Jen crocheting, reading or trying crock pot recipes she found on Pinterest. She lives in Fox River Grove, IL with her husband, Alex.