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A delightful friend and knit designer gifted me with the fingertip towel in the photo below. The message, "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself," seems especially appropriate for those of us who appreciate the process of making beautiful things with our minds, hearts and hands. The mug, for my morning cup of Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, in the photo echoes the sentiment. I love the creative process as much as the completed project!
This may sound as if I am overlooking our Divine Creator; nothing could be further from the truth. He imbues each of us with the ability to shape not only our lives but also our happiness through our actions. Knitting and creating make me a happier woman, which allows me to serve His purpose better. Take a moment to appreciate your own creative genius.
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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