Twist Collective asked our contributors to tell us the story of the best surprise of their lives. Click on their pictures below for their answers, and for the links to their individual websites.


Carol Feller

When my youngest son was a few months old, a website inspired me to order a beginner's baby knit book, needles and yarn, and to resurrect a childhood hobby. Within a week I had finished my first baby sweater and I was hooked. Eventually, I was doing as much designing as I was knitting, and suddenly realized that I really wasn't content if I had to let a day go by without doing one or the other. This passion (obsession?) was one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of my adult life. For me knitting and designing brings together the artistic and mathematic parts of my brain and brings a fulfilment that I never thought I would find.