Hi, I’m Skye!
I’m the knitter, designer, photographer, and all-around one-woman show behind Chicory Sticks. By day I’m the mom of several young children and have a career in biochemistry research.
I originally started Chicory Sticks with evening wear in mind for all the balls and formal events that take place in here New Orleans. However, several new additions joined our family just as I was getting started and they have become my full-time muses now. Caplets and wraps were replaced with baby blankets and fun accessories for playing dress up. I want to cherish their childhoods and surround my children with a warm, cozy sense of home using all the knitting knowledge I have. I hope you will find the patterns I write useful for bringing that warmth and celebration into your home as well.
Everything about my life and work is influenced by the three places I call home – my hometown on the beach in Southern California, my parent’s farm in the Pacific Northwest, and now my new home on the Gulf Coast. Chicory is a pretty little flower that connects two of these places – they grow wild on the farm and are a traditional addition to coffee here in New Orleans. I hope to bring you a little taste of all these places through my designs.
You’ll find that new “content” appears slowly on this site and the other places I share my projects. I’m a real mom and I really do all of this myself – I don’t pay anyone to write articles for me, no one else takes the photos, no company pays me to promote their yarn. The Algorithm never stops flashing red warnings at me saying each page is “poor” and that I need to add excessive nonsense into my posts so that other Algorithms will find it.
Well, I’m not doing this for a piece of software. I’m doing it for you – a real, live fellow knitter – and I am so, so happy you are here!
laissez les bons temps (et tricot!) rouler…
let the good times (and knitting!) roll…