I am a scientist and fiber enthusiast. I have degrees in physics, materials science, and climatology, with the common thread being instrumentation. I care about the equipment more than the data! I have been knitting since 2003, had an Ashford 4 harness table loom from 2002 to 2005, and an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel from 2004 to 2008. Too many moves and too many back problems have me just knitting for now.