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Recently, the three granddaughters of my longtime friends were featured in a newspaper article about a group of new knitters at the public library in a neighboring community. Today, I will see them at a family wedding, so I will share some basic knitting books, lighted needles and some spare yarns from my stash. There is little that is more gratifying than fostering the interest of young knitters! Now their mother has taken up the needles too, so she can help them in between sessions. I have offered to be a standby resource for any questions they may have.
Until we knit together again,
editor, Creative Knitting magazine
As a very determined 4-year-old, I convinced my mother to teach me to knit. I recall clearly my eureka moment at the age of 12, when flicking the yarn the way Mother did made sense to me, and I have been knitting ever since. The home arts of sewing, baking and cooking have always held my interest. After years of co-owning an agribusiness (grain warehouses), I began teaching knitting independently. This led to becoming the editor of Creative Knitting magazine. Perhaps my mother is the only person who was not surprised at this turn of events; she always knew I could achieve more than I had tried. I have grown sons and several grandchildren nearby and knit for them only when asked.
I continue to teach knitting in an informal manner, gathering groups of people together who become friends. The classes are less structured than the norm, with each person working at her own pace on her own project. It's unusual for two knitters to be making the same project; each learns from the successes of others, and we have a great time. I am blessed to be doing what I love!
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