Meet Laurie from New York, USA! Laurie lives in Syracuse with her husband and two boys. She is a social studies teacher.

What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store:
I’ve been pretty spoiled by my local yarn shop, Yarn Cupboard. Every October, though, all of my yarn love goes to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. I meet up with friends for schmoozing and lots of shopping. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Yarn: Um, all of them?

Why do you knit? Both of my grandmothers were knitters. One was practical in her knitting, with lots of (washable) acrylic blankets. The other was a sexy knitter. She made fitted sweaters and skirts with natural fibers. After she died, I took her collection of needles with the thought of taking up knitting someday. About five years later, I bought The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting. After many fitful starts and stops, I got the hang of knitting. Now knitting is my way to relax, to let my mind wander, and to make lots of beautiful things! (Though I still have the acrylic blankets.)

Most challenging project? Any project that requires me to do several things at once. My least favorite words in a pattern are “and at the same time.” I take excessive notes on when to increase, decrease, cable, etc.

What’s your new favorite thing? My hearing aids. I love not having to ask people to repeat themselves so often.


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