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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation elementary school teacher
Location Eugene, Oregon, United States
Introduction I learned to knit in college. I actually got a credit for learning, then later I received 2 credits for teaching through EXCO --experimental college-- at Oberlin. It was probably the most useful credit I have ever earned! I needed to learn to knit because I had been spinning since 8th grade. I fluctuate between following patterns and just making (basic) things up. I'm mostly a project knitter/spinner, but the process is fun, too! My main joy comes from simply feeling the wonderful natural -take-me-back-to-basics textures of the fibers and reveling in the colors. I originally wrote this blurb for a knitting blog, but I do other things too! I went to Oberlin in the late '80s/early '90s, then I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University in 1995. after teaching grades K, 5, 4/5 and 1 for 17 years I am taking some tim ego enjoy traveling, practicing piano and doing fiber arts.
Interests knitting, spinning (yarns!), reading, travel, fresh air, NIA, yoga, old-timey music (banjo), eccentric friends
Favorite Movies Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Amelie, The Station Agent, My Neighbor Totoro
Favorite Music Any old-time Appalachian, blues, or old jazz/swing, R.E.M., Carbon Leaf, Sugar Beets
Favorite Books Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Homespun/Handknit, Elizabeth Zimmermann anything, Ursula LeGuin's Earthea Trilogy, A.A. Milne's Pooh stories (illus. by E.H Shepard)

For your birthday, your aunt gave you a maple syrup dispenser shaped like a rooster. Please write her a thank-you note:

Dear Aunt, You know I love maple syrup and cute glassware, so you hit the pancake on the head with this one! Thank-you! Love, LauraRose