The coming of autumn has finally broken the grip of heat from the long, hot summer. Take this opportunity to bring out your sweaters, hats, scarves and other woolen wear, and get them ready for winter. Examine them for moth damage and eradicate any pests you might have harbored over the summer. The very best way to avoid this dreaded plague is to put your knits away after thorough cleaning. The little buggers attack any residue of food they may find; your beautiful knits are merely collateral damage, but that's slim consolation if the beasties have harmed your handiwork!
Until next time, knit on with resolve!
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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