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About Me

I blog about knitting and living overseas because I find that knitting in public either A) causes a lot of shock in whatever culture you’re living in at the moment (and thus you can get interesting stories), or B) knitting is something that can tie cultures together. Afterall, before mass manufacturing, knitting was the sole means of getting socks onto peoples feet and sweaters onto their backs. This is something most cultures share, and something I am interested in, even though I may not explicitly point it out.

My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was about 7 years old. I still have those needles she taught me on–US 7’s from Woolworth’s. I stopped knitting for many years, but picked it up again while I was in the Peace Corps in Kenya, and haven’t really stopped since. It is one of the greatest skills I have ever learned, and I have passed it on in true form.

Besides knitting, I have a BA in Environmental Science, minor in Chemistry, as well as a Masters in International Studies with a concentration in International Law and Development Policy. I spent two years in the US Peace Corps in Kenya, living with the Maasai tribe, as an Agroforestry Extensionist for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Then I worked as a Project Coordinator for an NGO in Washington, DC overseeing agribusiness and volunteer programs in East Africa.

Now I live in Heidelberg, Germany with my husband.

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One comment

  1. Hi, I’m one of the Heidelberg ravelry group who’s planning to go to your house this weekend, and while I was looking up just your name, one thing led to another and I got here! So I thought I’d drop you a line just to say hi–and that I was in the Peace Corps, too–a very long time ago (71-3) in South Korea. It’s great to be going to meet another RPCV!



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