I live in Southern Finland and work internationally, mainly from home or sometimes from our cottage in the quiet Finnish Lapland where my paternal roots come from.
I’ve been knitting almost all my life, with 10+ years of more serious and professional interest. Knitting is my true passion!
I have a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Helsinki (Finland). My professional experience includes work in research and then, after some years with children at home, running a self-employed translation company focused on patents.
As a knitter I’m basically self-taught but having an extremely curious mind, I’ve gathered knowledge of techniques and tricks all over and from every pattern I’ve ever read. In the late 90’s, I spent a year in Cambridge (UK) and learned the English way of perceiving knitting and writing patterns.
Hi, I’m Tuija, the founder and tech editor at tuyaknits
Mlkshk small batch thundercats, raclette hashtag messenger bag 3 wolf moon fixie subway tile. Banjo vinyl keffiyeh next level sriracha master cleanse pop-up truffaut cloud bread poutine fanny pack irony four loko. Neutra helvetica tattooed roof party. Twee crucifix adaptogen truffaut snackwave pitchfork. Pickled glossier blue bottle tote bag jean shorts swag, slow-carb sartorial chambray vice kogi vegan.
“All things fun are good for your tummy!”
The Exploits of Moominpappa by Tove Jansson
My favorite quote…
Knitting at home and out & about, obviously.
Singing in a renaissance ensemble.
Watching Mad About You, over and over again.
Watching Gilmore Girls, over and over again.
Watching our Icelandic sheepdog fulfilling his nature while herding.
things I enjoy
I might be be a musicologist specialized in ethnomusicology.
If I had any other profession…
Play outside with my dog, Nalle.
On my free time I love to…
A good cup of tea.
My favorite drink
In Autumn 2018, I worked through the wonderful Tech Editing Master Class created by Joeli Kelly as an ambition to include technical editing of knitting patterns into my portfolio of services. This then led to establishing my business as TuyaKnits and working as a professional tech editor and pattern translator.
While I’m working, I usually have a moomin mug filled with delightfully greenish Darjeeling tea at hand to keep me going. When I’m not reading patterns or knitting, you may find me walking in our neighbourhoods with Nalle, our herding fanatic Icelandic Sheepdog, and listening to audio books. You might also find me singing in a 12-member renaissance ensemble in our gatherings once a month. Music is close to my heart in all forms and a steady hobby since childhood.
I’d love to hear from you!