A mid-winter visit to a sunny location is restorative and wonderful. I should, however, have taken the advice offered by my son: "Stay in California as long as you can!" It took 20 minutes just to clear the snow and ice from my car before I could leave its parking place when I returned near midnight! The gray skies and hovering fog were a reality check for the week after my return home. This strengthens my resolve to take a break next month in a warm climate. Snowbird friends have encouraged this idea and may therefore be visited for a few days between deadlines!
Enjoy where you are or make tracks to where you want to be, but have fun knitting wherever you end up!
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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