Jillian’s Spinning: Inspired by Travel

My family was lucky enough to travel big this holiday to Portland, Oregon. These days I travel more for teaching and not as often as I’d like with our whole family. We had big extended family time on this trip, welcoming a new perfect baby boy. We had lots of smaller group time and wandering time. It was lovely.

A knitter beside me. Socks, I think.
A knitter beside me. Socks, I think.

Portland is a place where there is knitting and fiber everywhere. Almost everyone I saw was wearing something handknit. There were lots and lots of hats, socks, sweaters and scarves. And people knit everywhere, just as part of their day. I never see this more than in the Pacific Northwest. Last night we were having our last vacation dinner in a bustling brew pub and I counted several knitters working on small projects. Including three knitters at the table next to me.

It’s something that I am taking to heart for 2016, taking projects along and working on them as a part of my every day, not waiting for a mythical perfect time. I’m planning on using a lot of yarn this year.

Do you have a new approach to fiber for 2016?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

2 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Inspired by Travel

  1. Adrienne Gillespie

    “It’s something that I am taking to heart for 2016, taking projects along and working on them as a part of my every day, not waiting for a mythical perfect time. ” I like this. That might be the only resolution I make this year. I live in Portland, OR, but generally knit at home. It is a wonderful place to live and knit.

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