I’m in my 20s, I’m married, and I live in Connecticut.  I’m in law school, and I knit to stay calm and sane.  My mom taught me to knit when I was a kid, and I picked it up again as a sophomore in college.

I’m getting into designing, and I’m loving it. 

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  1. I graduated from law school in 2004. Sometimes knitting was the only think that stopped me from completely loosing my marbles.

    Make sure that you and your husband make time to be together and do something fun at least once a week even if that means you have to slack on studying.

    I am now in private practice in a small suburb of Columbus, Ohio. I use the basement of my office to hold my ever growing stash.

    Good luck in law school and remember when writing your exams, always use IRAC. Law school professors have no appreciation for creativity. My first contracts exam I scored a 10 out of 45 possible points because I didn’t follow the IRAC rule.

    Anona Wheeler, Esq.

  2. Hi Emilee:

    thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog about my Tuscany! Your work is impressive and I salute you for getting published in Knitty 😉 I also in particular love your Serrano – it is on my to-do list (after I saw the original in the LYS where the designer works!).

    I wonder what it is that inspires so many legal types to take up knitting, or rather so many knitting types to take up law. I practice law to support my yarn habit – I graduated in 1998 and got called to the Bar in 2002 as it took me that long to decide what I wanted to do when I grew up! My area of practice is poverty law with most of my experience in residential tenancies, and I work in the free legal clinic system in my province. Good luck in your studies and non illegitimi carborundum!

  3. Emilee,

    Congrats on the law school thing! I’m just in the midst of my third year. I love Kristina’s comment that she practices law to support her yarn habit. That may be my new “away” message.

    For good lawyer suits, try Talbot’s. I find their suits flattering for a lot of people’s shapes and sizes, they’re fairly well-made and they’r not overly expensive.

    And drop me an e-mail if you need anything!


  4. Hello Emilee,

    Is there any chance you’ll write up the pattern for your entrelac hat? It is beautiful! the best I’ve found.


  5. I just finished Foliage-great pattern. I’m making it for a Christmas gift. I’m going to get a second ball of yarn and make a scarf to match. Thank you so much for the pattern, and I hope your exams went well. Happy knitting!


  6. Thank you for your post! No patterns yet…. but the yarns are so fabulous, it maybe time to start creating my own!!! I hope CT isn’t too harsh for you right now! I spent ten years of my life up there and know what a beast winter can be!!! 🙂 Love your designs, especially your Foliage hat!!! Very nice!!!

  7. Wow, you are such a talented knitter. I love your hat patterns! They look a little beyond my skill level, but maybe I will try next time I am looking for a pattern.

  8. The thing to do when you are running for the State Senate (Connectict 1st District/Hartford/Wethersfield) is get up at the crack of dawn–5 a.m. Read your e-mail–from 3 different addresses–and start writing folks.

    But in my travels I came across your blog and took a minute–cation (?) I too knitted my way through law school to keep calm and continue to knit to stay calm and to keep from hitting people. Trial work in Family and Juvenile (read DCF) is not always a stress free experience.

    Loved the bat shawl. I am working on the crochet edging of a shawl I knitted out of crochet cotton in the”fan and feather” pattern. It took a number of years to finish because I kept doing “quick” knit projects in between.

    I have found that it is possible to get knitting through court house security if you work on bamboo circular needles.

  9. My daughter is planning on being a bat ecologist when she grows up. She’s batty about anything to do with bats. I’m going to try to get a friend to knit this for her.

    THANK YOU!!!

    cheers from Ruth

  10. Hi,
    I wrote to you on Ravelry, today, trying to find out something about the Bat Shawl. There seems to be errata with the border, and I can’t figure it out. There doesn’t seem to be any way to come up with 355 stitches prior to the beginning of Chart C. I hope you can help me out!! I want to send the shawl to my daughter for Halloween, and I’m totally stuck. If you could, maybe you could take a look and let me know what you think.

  11. I am totally lost! I cannot finish the wonderful bat shawl I made for my daughter. I think there must be a typo in the border pattern. Has anyone got the corrected border pattern?

    I appreciate any help y’all can give.

  12. Hi Emilee! I was on Knitty this evening (okay, right, so we’re in finals at business school and clearly the logical thing to be doing is PUTTERING ON KNITTY AT 1 IN THE MORNING). In any case, I fell in love with the Foliage hats and lo and behold, I scrolled to the bottom to see who created them – and I was like, “Hey, I know her!” In any case, I share your love of Noro and I hope all is well. Best of luck at school!


  13. Found you through your comments.

    I’m from CT originally- W Hartford and I miss it! My mom went to UConn Law many years ago- she was in the first class with women- and her best friend would knit socks through classes. I was always curious about how one can sit through a class knitting! No notes?

  14. You’re off to a wonderful start with the design, Emilee. Your Pinstripe pullover was one (of 2) of my favorites in the winter issue. And congrats on the new camera! Your photos are terrific!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting 🙂

  15. Thanks for visiting my/our site! I didn’t realize you are the designer of foliage, I love that hat. I started knitting in law school myself. Good luck with that, how long till you graduate?

  16. Was on Ravelry and came across your adorable Foliage hat. Hope all is going well at law school. Your knitting and creativity is amazing.

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