My name is Emily. I’m a late-thirty-something fiber addict. It started back in late 2009, when I got hooked on looking at pretty hand-dyed yarns.
It was all downhill from there.
I learned to knit in December 2009. I can’t quite pinpoint the date that it became an official obsession, but it was probably when the husband-person was on the road. He’s a professional musician. This makes for lots of time to devote to my addiction…why? He works nights.
I picked up spinning in the Fall of 2010, starting with a spindle. Then I went to a 6-week class and really got hooked. My Schacht Matchless arrived in January 2011.
I was a runner for a while, up until 2012 when a back injury pretty much put a stop to that. That’s the “R” in my blog title. Some day I might be able to do it again. For now, I’m learning to enjoy long slow walks and the yoga. The yoga is good to me. And the walks are teaching me all kinds of things about Outside.
I have plenty of other interests. It’s not all fiber. I’m also a devoted gardener…mainly vegetables, but also a wide variety of weeds that I somehow unintentionally cultivate into a jungle each summer. I also play the piano, though not nearly as often as I should. And I write poetry. You can check it out here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I have a daughter in grade school. I call her the Little Bird for our purposes here.
Oh, and I squeeze all of this life into the hours that I’m not spending on my job. I’m a full-time editor-in-chief for two B2B magazines. Language…it’s another obsession.
You can’t really sum up a life in 500 words or less, but this pretty much covers the big stuff.
Questions? Feel free to ask!