I’m a professor at a research university in the Midwest; I like long walks, reading science fiction, and knitting anything and everywhere. I aspire to be a great knitter and spinner; but most importantly when it comes to yarn, I’ve always said: “I can do that!” I hope this blog’s focus on DIY, How-to, and advice from the community of farmers, spinners, and knitters helps you feel the same way!
I am an active member of the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild. This year, I am serving as Vice-President; I’ll follow-up as President next year, as long as they will still have me 🙂 In my VP role, I plan the guild’s programs for 2016-2017, serve on the Executive Committee, and try to be a friendly face when new members come around.
In my bi-weekly podcast (which I began in 2016), you can learn alongside me as we share firsts, explore new techniques, and encouraging each other along the way. This year, I am teaching myself colorwork, steeking, top-down sweater construction, and breed-specific spinning. Won’t you join me?
I love farm visits and meeting new people (and sheep!): if you are a fiber artist, a hand spinner, a shepherdess, a small flock owner, a mill operator, or a wool trader, I would love to feature your work on this site. Please get in touch using one of the methods listed below!
You can find me on Ravelry as knittingthestash
In the real world at http://www.english.illinois.edu/people/mml
You can email me here: knittingthestash(at)gmail (dot)com