My name is Natasha and welcome to Alaska Knit Nat! I have always had a passion for making useful things, whether they are knit, crocheted, sewn or randomly glued and assembled. I started Alaska Knit Nat in 2010 as a means to keep track of all the stuff I make. I live in Anchorage, Alaska where the winters are long and cold. I’m not much of an outdoorsy person, so I enjoy passing the time cooking, creating and thrift store shopping. I love to share my ideas and inspirations in a clear, concise manner.
My work has been featured in The Knot, Want That Wedding, PNWedding, Alaska Dispatch News, KTUU-TV, Anchorage Food Mosaic Project, Alaska Public Media, Alaska Bride & Groom Magazine, An Alaska Life, Anchorage Press, Gretchen Loves Anchorage, Alaska Parent Magazine, Buzzfeed, Craftgawker, Allfreeknitting.com, Cut Out and Keep, CountryLiving.com and Allfreecrochet.com.
My background is in languages and journalism. I currently work full time as a communications coordinator for an economic development nonprofit. I was given a needle and thread at age 3, learned to knit by 6 and was building my thrift store wardrobe by age 12. At 14 I got my first job in the flower department of my local grocery store and floral design has been a part of my life ever since.
The heart of my household has always been the kitchen and I feel joy when three generations of my family are busy at work making sausages, salmon caviar and large batches of marinara sauce.
So have a poke around and let me know what you think! I welcome comments, questions and guest bloggers.
Love from the Last Frontier,