Monday, June 24, 2013

Leanne Dyck in A Needle Pulling Thread

I wrote a brief 'spotlight' article for A Needle Pulling Thread (spring, 2008)...




Knitting was a gift given to me by my mom and grandma. Mom desired to have her daughter share in the pleasure of her craft. She also wished to further the development of a grandparent -- grandchild relationship. Bearing these things in mind she whispered in grandma's ear. "She's ready" and my knitting life commenced.

(The Norwegian Purl)

Many people have been puzzled by my stitches:  Why do I knit like that? What exactly am I doing? Those who know smile and inquire, "Who taught you to knit?" 

I smile back and say, "My Icelandic Canadian Grandma." 

Though both my mom and grandma have long since passed, I continue their knitting legacy.

Although mom was not my first knitting teacher, she did ensure that my knitting experiences remained fun and rewarding. It is this philosophy that inspires my designs. I seek to break all design components down to their simplest form so that all knitters regardless of their skill level can have a fun and rewarding knitting experience. Please log on to my web site and witness the unfolding of my knitwear design career.
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Next post:  Raving about Ru by Kim Thuy

4 comments:

laurie Buchanan said...

"...she did ensure that my knitting experiences remained fun and rewarding. It is this philosophy that inspires my designs."

These few words convey so much positive energy about your family!

Anita said...

Hi Leanne,
Like you, I am a knitting addict. Most people can't begin to understand my love of knitting, how much I knit and so many other benefits one receives from knitting, such as patience. I have no daughters to pass this incredible passion onto, however when my boys were younger I did teach them to knit. I now teach primary school children how to knit during my lunch break in my library. Knitting rules!!
Cheers, Anita.

Leanne Dyck said...

Hi Laurie,
I'm warmed by your thoughtful comment.
Leanne

Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you, Anita. I'm so glad you found an opportunity to pass on your passion for the craft. I recall teaching young girls how to knit. They were thrilled--and their grandmothers thanked me, as well. : )
Teach two to knit and you're insuring the survival of our craft.
Happy knitting.