About Jenjoyce

Jennifer Jekel , also known as Jenjoyce, at her home in the woods.

My name is Jen, and I am a recluse knitter, and sometimes spinner, from a mountain ridge which divides Napa and Sonoma Valleys in Northern California Highlands, as I like to call it.  I live a rustic life in the woods, gaining inspiration and ideas from the wild places around me.  I knit-while-walking almost every day with my dog Emma (who is persistent about offering me different perspectives about things).  I am auntie to two wonderful nieces, they are my knitting motivation and you can see them about this blog modeling the knitwear I make~~ because of them, I have experienced a knitting renaissance!  I play music as well, garden, cook, and enjoy a simple country life.

 Jenjoyce Design *  Napa Valley * California * USA


You can read all posts about the wildfire of October 2017 HERE.

16 thoughts on “About Jenjoyce

  1. I really enjoy reading your blogs and very envious of your lovely location and life style along with your passion for knitting. I will drop by your blog for a piece of your tranquillity.

  2. Hello…I have just discovered your blog, and am reading all your archives….where you live looks beautiful….I live in Tasmania ( under down under )!! thanks for all the lovely reading… happy knitting from Jane

  3. Knitting in the mountains! Very glad to have found your blog… My sock projects get tucked in my backpack every trip. Will be overdyeing pale blue sport weight this week, pounds of it. Thank you for non-intentional inspiration!

  4. I am delighted to buy some of your lovely patterns . I hope this request goes viral to knitting groups and you are able to share that your pattern sales brought you a sense of connectedness to all knitters who shudder to think of all that you have lost. I first learned about you though a post on the facebook group site for “Friday Knitters at Coffee garden.” And, I will post on Ravelry my completed projects.
    May the force be with you.

  5. Hi, I am nearby neighbor in Northern California and a frequent visitor to the Mayacamas range. My son just returned from travels in South America. He was teaching English to college students in Columbia. He traveled during his free time and was kind enough to purchase several colors of alpaca yarn for me while he was in Peru.

    I am looking forward to using your pattern(s) with this lucious yarn to make a chullo for him (and possibly a scarf/cowl for me if there is enough yarn leftover)

  6. I live on the North York Moors in England and am trying to buy your pattern of Dicey Highland hat (from Ravelry) to knit for my friend Alice in return for the many favours she does for me. Is there a way i get get this pattern if I don’t live in USA?

      • I have just bought a Peacock wheel which only has one bobbin and is missing the metal sticks that go into the holes at the front of the wheel. I am wondering how I can get those missing parts.
        I have loved reading all the comments and seeing the beautiful garments.
        I live in Wellington, New Zealand
        August 27, 2020 at 8:55pm

        • Jane, best of luck finding your parts, but I have no idea how . I know those wheels were made in New Zealand, so at least you are ahead of the game there.

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