I have had many teachers, and no where is this more true than in knitting. I learned to wrap yarn around needles first from my mom. I learned how to make the stitches fly from Anni from Denmark who lived with us for a year. I made my first sweater in college and broke the boyfriend knitting rule quickly after that. I learned about color from many places, but most of all from Kaffe Fassett.
Friends taught me many things, like what fun it is to knit together over a round of drinks, how to make yarn on a spindle, how to rip and do it better the next time.
I was a college English teacher for about 10 years, where I learned about the joy of approaching material with students. I eventually had to leave academic life to take care of my son. House bound for awhile, I connected with the knitting scene on the Internet where passion is literally viral.