Okay, here's the deal. Megan Ingman is amazing.
What never fails to facinate me is how she can be so gentle, so kind, so low-key, so easy-going and yet completely tuned in to every detail and able to juggle like a thousand things at once. Okay, more than a thousand-- like ten thousand.
Case in point: her annual knitting salon that she holds at Squam since our very first gathering. It sounds simple, right? Bunch of people come in, all different levels of expertise from pure beginner (that would be me) to very experienced (most assuredly, not me) all with different projects, all with different needs and she moves seamlessly from one to the next to the next-- picking up stitches, diagnosing the problem, coaching, and supporting.
Honestly-- it's like she's an emergency room doctor only without any calls for CPR.
Megan brings such magic to our gatherings, not least of which because she brings the whole Lettuce Knit crew-- which if you are familiar with that delightful bunch, then you know how truly grateful we are to have her make the long trek from Toronto.
Now we get to learn a little bit more about this quiet creature!
Where were you born?
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Calm, quiet, learning, making, evolving
What sounds calm you?
bird song, rain falling, ocean waves on the shore
What kind of flowers would be in the perfect bouquet for you?
peonies and lilacs are both favourites.
Describe your ideal vacation.
Lately i've been fantasizing about packing the whole family including the dog and cat into a Winnebago and driving to Mexico to live on the beach for, let's say, three months.
What colors are carried throughout your home?
white, turquoise, red, cobalt blue, and mint green
What is something you would like to learn to do?
flamework! It's a seriously sexy craft where you melt glass rods in a desk mounted torch to make beads or small sculptures.
What is something you are really good at?
I'm a confident cook. I get a lot of practice feeding my three kids.
What song or cd has been getting some serious play time at your house?
My Husband James recently recorded an album for Newfoundland singer songwriter Katie Baggs. I was lucky enough to sit in on some of the sessions and I fell in love with her and her music! I've been enjoying listening to James work on her music. You can hear one of my favourite songs here: http://heavyweather.ca/video-27976311.html
When you were younger, what was your favorite candy/snack at the movie theater?
Goodies! If you don't know, Goodies are black licorice candy covered bits.
What was the best part of your day?
Today I grabbed a takeout lunch from my favourite Vietnamese restaurant and brought it to James' studio, where we enjoyed a nice quiet break together in the middle of the day.
Thank you, Megan! I cannot wait to see you in just a few weeks-- bisous, e
*photo by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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