In the grip of summer's soaring temperatures, we are reminded to stay hydrated, keep cool and limit our outdoor activities. This seems a prescription for gathering to knit with like-minded friends! Sipping a delicious lemonade while enjoying the company of knitting friends may keep you cool, calm and collected! Take care yourself and others, and we'll all make it through the summer's blast. Before you know it, we'll be wishing for the sun's rays again.
Until we meet to knit 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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