Hi, my name is Sarah. I grew up in rural Northeast Wisconsin in a house where hand-tying quilts and building lawnmowers from spare parts were not feats of amazing awesomeness, they were just the things you did. Creativity, ingenuity, and self-sufficiency were always considered paramount. How I ended up graduating from college with a degree in Art History is still confusing most of us. It likely had something to do with the addiction to travel & utter lack of focus I had as a young adult, but we may never know.
After miles of travel & a bad case of relentless independence, I came to settle in the least likely of spots (my home state of Wisconsin) where I did the least likely of things (got married & had a family). Upon settling down I decided to learn to knit. It was something I’d always wanted to do and it seemed like time. Since that fateful day in 2002, I have never looked back.
Over the years, I’ve become well-versed in most standard knitting techniques both in my own projects and as a knitting instructor. Teaching beginning through advanced knitters was a ton of fun for me — there wasn’t a class I taught that I didn’t enjoy & learn from. For me, nothing beat working with people & I found it very fulfilling to be able to help individual knitters develop their skills & discover their own love of knitting. In the Spring of 2013, I walked away from the classroom to focus on my family though, so to keep myself out of trouble I decided to continue to nourish my passion for knitting & my then newfound love of spinning by chronicling my exploits in both words & photos here on knittingsarah.com.
These days I spend most of my time with my two kiddos, husband, and our majestic, yet ridiculous chocolate lab named Moose. They remain pretty understanding about my fiber arts obsession — something I am grateful for everyday. When not adventuring with my family, you can find me writing, photographing, knitting, spinning and — if you happen to be anywhere near me — talking about and sharing my love of the fiber arts.