Please give some information on Vickie Howell, the knitting expert on Knitty Gritty. She really livens up my old hobby!
—Beth N., Woonsocket, R.I.
The "chick with sticks" host of the DIY Network's daytime knitting series, Howell is a mother to two sons in Austin, Texas, the CEO of three craft-based businesses and webmaster of www.vickiehowell.com. On a quest to make knitting hipper and more creative, she's also written two books, New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Your Kids Really Want and Not Another Teen Knitting Book.