About

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 ~ the “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 Yarnings 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 life.

Yarnings is home of  Jenjoyce Design.  Napa Valley , California. USA

10 thoughts on “About

  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.

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