Growing up, Melynda Bernardi never found a wardrobe problem that could not be solved with some fabric, a needle, and thread.  This early proficiency eventually led to teaching herself knitting in college, as a way to keep her ever-creating hands busy.  A few years later, when the day to day stresses of a job pressed in, her creative needs burst forth onto the internet as French Press Knits.
Now, Melynda takes great pleasure in sharing her love of knitting with others.  Whether teaching or designing, learning new techniques or writing about her crafting exploits, she has enjoyed finding her place in the knitting community. Her love of efficiency is reflected in her patterns and projects, where she strives to design for a variety of knitters- young and old, novice to experienced.

Melynda has found a new joy in life as she embarks on the wonderful (and sometimes crazy) journey of motherhood.  This may explain why most recent projects flying off her needles have been of the smaller variety, and why new designs seem to be geared toward the little ones who don’t always appreciate a hand knit garment.  This knitter, wife, and mom creates and designs from her home in Michigan, where her hand knits get plenty of use.