As 2010 begins, I urge you to take time for yourself. As caregivers to our families, some of us may spend most of our time keeping the home fires burning, working at jobs away from home and tending to everything except our knitting. Please remember that it all will fall apart unless the heart of the home is in good condition. Take time to breathe deeply, sleep sufficiently and eat wisely, and fit time to knit into your life. Arranging to spend time with fiber friends in pursuit of their knitterly dreams can help you do this. Most of all, keep a balance in your life and carpe diem!
Happy New Year!
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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