My mom taught me to knit when I was about 15 years old and she brought me to her local knit shop for some finishing tips. I was hooked. In my early 20s, I was living in New York City, working a few extra jobs, one of which was proof reading for a national women’s magazine. I proofed a story about knitting and at that moment, I began my knitting career in earnest.
I moved to Boston and eventually started an evening knitting group of young professional people and it was a fantastic experience. Once a week we would gather to knit, cook, and share some wine and stories. I can’t count how many people I taught to knit over those 6 years. Along the way, I learned as much as one could learn about yarn, stitches, needles, shaping, sizing, patterns and more.
When I settled in CT, I began formally teaching at the YMCA and then out of my home for many years as well as several local knit shops, schools, and camps. It is a time consuming craft but incredibly rewarding and relaxing. Through my knitting, I have learned the true meaning of perseverance and made many wonderful friendships over the last 25 years.