I am a pediatrician, wife, and mother of four who lives in New Jersey. For the past nine years, I have been knitting garments for my children. I expanded my focus to include knitted hats a few years ago and my creations have surged in popularity during holidays with my extended family. : ) Now that every known relative owns a hand knitted hat, I recently decided to turn my attention to design. I have catalogued innumerable design ideas over the years and have finally launched my own knitting brand, NEED, as a platform to develop them. NEED focuses on what I know best; children's apparel, baby garments, and hats. When I am not working, caring for my children, or knitting, I am usually sleeping. My patterns are available at NEED (http://www.ravelry.com/stores/need) on Ravelry.