Meet Jillena from Columbus, Ohio, USA!
Jillena is an avid knitter and yarn enthusiast who lives with her boyfriend and two dogs. She loves running, antique shopping, and blogging about home improvement projects. You’ll find her on Ravelry, Instagram, Etsy as @jillenasue and her website www.jillenasue.com
What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: Yarn It & Haberdashery
Yarn: My current favorite is a worsted weight charcoal grey 50% alpaca, 25% merino, 25% tencel blend. I purchased a sweaters quantity at the Great Lakes Fiber Show this year.
Why do you knit: In the fall of 2014, I came to understand how knitting helps my soul. I found my knitting “flow”. I stopped comparing myself to others and became so happy with my own knitting. Once I got the beginning of a new pattern down, I could use knitting as a form of meditation. Finding true happiness within myself through knitting is a gift. It is the key to slow living and truly appreciating the serenity that comes with creating something out of nothing.
Most challenging project? All. The. Sleeves.
What’s your new favorite thing? Tencel and tencel blend yarns – Why isn’t there more of this glorious eco-friendly fiber available! Maybe I’m just ahead of the game…
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