Jessica asked her grandmother to teach her how to knit so that she could have a piece of her grandmother with her all the time. At first Jessica was terrible, she had all sorts of holes that she used to tie together. She eventually got better and made things she could actually wear. Jessica needed a new winter hat, but they were so expensive. She decided to make her own. She works as a snowboard instructor and when people saw her hat they wanted one too. At this point she was getting so many requests she decided to start selling her knitting. This is how her company Powder Knits started.