About Me

A headshot of Aubrey, the author of this blog.

Hi, I‘m Aubrey, a knitter and web developer living in western Massachusetts. I spend my days creating things, whether it be words with pen and paper, CSS and HTML with a code editor, or socks and sweaters with needles and yarn.

I've been making websites professionally since 2006 and personally since 1998, so I've seen a lot. (Remember including standards-compliant CSS on your site with an @import because Netscape 4 didn't support it? I certainly do!)

I've been cross-stitching since the early 90s, knitting since 2002, spinning my own yarn since 2007, and collecting fountain pens and ink since 2020. It's rare when I'm not making things. I usually carry my journal and a knitting project with me wherever I go, so I'm never, ever bored.

I love sushi, tacos, coffee, bright colors, chocolate, craft beer, tea, and fun fountain pen ink. I’m not a huge fan of cheese, pasta, and balloons.

About this site

I registered this domain name in August 2000 as a gift to myself when I finally received my driver‘s license. Initially I used it to post updates about my now defunct online journal (who remembers those days?), but in December 2000, I started this blog.

As blogging became more popular, I started writing in this blog more than the online journal, and now I‘ve been writing on here for over 20(!) years. This blog has been powered by Blogger, Greymatter, b2, Moveable Type, Wordpress, Jekyll, Drupal, and Gatsby, and is currently powered by Eleventy. Thanks to Lea Verou for the emoji as favicon idea!




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