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The knitter at night

From teacher to knitter

Knitting with love to wool for beemohr

Where are you from?

from Germany, Koblenz

What did you learn?

Diploma teacher English German, flight attendant

How long have you been knitting?

I taught myself to knit, I learned about when I was 8 years old.

How long have you been knitting for Beemohr?

2012

Where did you continue to learn in practice?

at other small designer companies and knitting magazines

How many knitting machines do you have?

3

What is your main machine knitting tool?

patience

What do I enjoy most about knitting?

The path is fun and the result is even nicer to hold in your hands. I like this practical work, where a "dress up" result comes out.

What time do you prefer to knit?

I knit by hand at any time, with the machine a day. This requires high concentration and ideally daylight. I never do machine knitting in the evening or at night.

Which "knitting project" do you like most?

A project where I am challenged and can learn from it.

What is your favorite type of knitting?

Yak, alpaca, merino, cashmere and all mixtures of these fibers.

What is your favorite wool?

alpaca

What was your stupidest mistake on the knitting machine so far?

A stitch that was not knitted and that I only saw at the end of knitting. I had to knit the whole piece again.

What was your best idea on the knitting machine?

Sew the knitted parts together with the knitting machine.

What bothers you the most while knitting?

Everything that is not part of the knitting process bothers me:

  • doorbells
  • phone ringing
  • Family members with "urgent" wishes
  • a broken knitting machine

It is best if the knitting project can be completed in one go. This is the best way to use the creative flow process.

What else can you do?

Cooking and roofing. Proofread knitting instructions. The recipes have to be as simple as possible, I like to cook something exotic, e.g. Asian.

What are your hobbies?

Knitting, reading and cooking