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How Knitting Changed My Life By Irina Pi

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

The final post in my series How Knitting Changed My Life is by Irina Pi.  I met Irina through FiberShare.  She was my daughters match up but when my daughter enlisted me to make a bag for Irina we soon became Instagram friends too.  Irina is multi-talented.  Not only is she a translator and takes the mostly lovely photos of her garden but she's a knitwear designer as well.  This is something I didn't know about Irina when we first met.  She keeps it pretty underwraps but she has some beautiful designs you should definitely check out.   Irina's story is...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Christy Laukaitis

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Christy and I met on Instagram and became fast friends.  She's purchased a few of my bags and yarn and has even introduced her friend Kathy to them.  She's also joined in for Virtual Knit Night which I haven't done for awhile but there's one in the planning stages. (Check out my Instagram)  I asked Christy to tell her story of how knitting has changed her life because I wanted to get the perspective of someone who didn't have a knitting or yarn related business.  Christy is just a knitter.  Someone who just wants to make pretty things with string. ...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Ann Tudor of Ann Tudor LLC

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Continuing the series "How Knitting Changed My Life", this week I'm talking with Ann Tudor from Ann Tudor LLC.  Ann makes the cutes glass stitch markers.  I have several of her wonderful markers and they are some of my favorite stitch markers to use.   I first met Ann in the Starship group run by Tara Swiger and was just amazed at the little works of art she was creating with glass.  She's quite talented and I love watching the videos of her working at the torch on her Instagram. So let's get to Ann's story of how knitting changed her...

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How Knitting Changed My Life by Amanda Anson of Little Bitty Delights

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

Last month I talked about how I got started knitting and how it changed my life and I thought it would be fun to pose this question to other knitters.  So I invited Amanda from Little Bitty Delights to do a guest post on the blog this week and answer that very same question.   If you don't know Amanda, also known as The Teal Knitter, or haven't heard of Little Bitty Delights you should go check out her shop.  (After reading her post of course.)  She makes the most delicious clay stitch markers and progress keepers.  We even collaborated on this...

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How Knitting Changed My Life - Part 2

Katherine DaSilva How Knitting Changed My Life

If you haven't read the first part of this story you can catch up here.  Then come back and I'll fill you in on the rest. So...where were we?  Oh, yes... I was working as a manager in a bookstore and there was a little coffee shop inside the bookstore.  One day I was working what would have been my normal day off and a group of ladies came into the coffee shop.  I saw them all gathered around a table, chatting, laughing, and knitting.  Knitting...it had been ages since I had thought about knitting.  I somehow, started chatting with...

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