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As invigorating as the TNNA summer conference was, home is always my favorite place to be. It's so comforting to slip into one's own bed, soothed with the muted sounds to which one is accustomed. After the traffic and constant noise of the city, any city, the peace here is palpable ... the return to the quiet of the countryside, profound. I rested and was once again ready to jump into a morning of teaching the gentle art of knitting. I wish for you the same as you experience summer vacations, business travel or the long commute.
Until the next issue, make time for a little fiber therapy!
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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