About Alexis, Founder & Patented Inventor
Alexis Mantione, a lifelong knitter, had just retired and was looking forward to get back to some serious knitting. All did not go as planned.
While creating a king sized bulky blanket, it became too heavy and the stitches were too difficult to keep at the tip of the needle. Forever pulling those stitches up that fall to the bottom of the circular needle cord was too much unnecessary repetitive motion to the hands. Her joy of knitting, was no longer fun and the hand and wrist pains by my my www was growing quickly. There had to be a better way...
At that moment, while with her local knitting group, that magical lightbulb went off.
She grabbed some knitting tools and supplies, and a working prototype was born.
“How is it that no one has ever thought of this?” she wondered.
After sharing with other knitters, they reported back that they too could now knit for hours with more comfortably with less strain and pain on their hands and wrists. These needles solved problems for sure.
The consensus was “Time to apply for a patent”and begin the entrepreneurial journey of learning how to bring this exciting tool to market.
Mission Accomplished! Patent Issued one year later for her ADJUSTABLE KNITTING NEEDLE SYSTEM. A tool that was born out of frustration would ultimately become a necessity for knitters.
Now realizing the way in which this one invention has been able to aid in hand health, she grew the My Two Ladies brand to carry tools specifically designed or selected to ergonomically assist in the fiber art experience, not only for knitters, but crocheters and hand spinners as well.
These tools are beautiful, functional and gentle on the body. Now knitting longer, quicker and easier has become possible for all. !
Such a great example of functional art at it's best!