About the Author

Hi. It’s me. 

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!

4 Responses to About the Author

  1. Lani says:

    Hi Emily,

    I could really feel for you this last month. A year and a half ago my neck went out and I lived with PAIN. After a month of seeing a chrio, a massage person, and meds from a Dr, the pain went away. I had to change the way I sleep and most of all start exercising. I tried lots of things but what worked for me was 30 min. first thing in the morning following a video by Leslie Sansone called Walk Strong. I use light weights. I would prefer to walk outside but it’s dark in the early morning and often raining where I live. The gym is too far away and I needed something easy to make part of my routine. Now the video is on my laptop and I can even take it with me when I travel. I find the routine part is the most important thing for me.
    I hope you can find something to help you stay pain free. I enjoy following your progress through the breed specific yarns. Good luck.

    Lani Davis (alaskamama)

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much, Lani! I’m working at it. I’ve always been active, just not always in a balanced way. I’m working with a massage therapist, too, and she’s helping me find that balance again. Well, she gives a slight push and then my own enthusiasm carries me forward…
      Cheers!

  2. I enjoy reading your blog and I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a WordPress Family Award!

  3. maureen15 says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog and have nominated you for a WordPress Family Award! Feel free to check out my post for the award rules.

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