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I come from a long line of fiber artists (generations of Norwegian women – and probably some men). I knit, weave, dye, crochet, sew and, sometimes, pull out my wheel or a drop spindle to spin. I learned to knit around age 5, and while I was growing up my grandmother taught me an array of Norwegian handarbeider (handwork). I added to my interest in fibers when, as an adult, I learned to spin, weave, dye, and felt.
I live in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. I have a doctorate in political science and used to be a college professor. I left academia several years ago and, for all intents and purposes, am effectively retired.
I generally post weekly and endeavor to respond to all comments. I look forward to hearing from and exchanging ideas with other fiber enthusiasts (sweaty or otherwise). 🙂 If you would like to contact me directly, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Oh, by the way, the name “The Sweaty Knitter” does not describe my physical reaction to knitting or any other fiber-related art. Rather, it comes from a typo where someone meant to address me as “The Sweetie Knitter” but misspelled “sweetie.” As at that time I lived where six months of the year the temperature ranges from very warm to unbearably hot, I thought the typo apropos. 🙂