I realized that my body was quite tightly wound the other evening as I was awaiting a lengthy download, so I indulged in a knit break. There was only time for two short rows, but as my fingers worked the stitches, I concentrated on pressing my shoulders down, breathing deeply and thinking kind thoughts. It was amazing how quickly the tension was released from my body and mind in those few stitches! If you can spread the word about the wonderful, healthful and everlastingly entertaining enterprise that is knitting, please do so!
With the enticements of gardening, golf and other outdoor activities, we hope you'll find time each day of the spring and summer to enjoy your fiber therapy.
Keeping you in my thoughts and stitches,
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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