Robin is in the top row on the left!
We are lucky to have many fantastic teachers at My Sister Knits, and this month we are featuring Robin, our Learn to Knit Teacher! Robin has been knitting with us, baking for us and teaching us how to knit for years. Get to know her a bit by reading this interview!
About 15 years
How did you learn to knit?
I had a short lesson in college, and then didn’t try again until Julie Luckasen taught my daughter how to knit at school. She started knitting and I got interested again.
How did you get started at MSK?
I live next door to Julie, and enjoyed spending time at MSK. As my knitting skills improved, Julie asked me to teach Beginning Knitting. I have really enjoyed it. I love meeting new knitters!
What is your favorite thing to knit(Project and/or yarn)?
I’m still in a cowl & shawl phase, but I have been in hat phases and sock phases, so I know something else will grab my attention eventually.
Do you do other work besides teaching knitting?
I work at the Lincoln Center full time.
What do you like to do when you’re not knitting?
I enjoy sewing, baking, cooking. I also serve on the Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board that cares for the Avery House, and work on the Historic Homes Tour every year.
Tell us about your family.
I have a husband and two grown children. Ken is a Technical Writer and also writes parody songs for the group The Mostlies. My son lives in Fort Collins and works for a property management company. My daughter lives in Detroit, Michigan and works as a finish carpenter. My son doesn’t knit but my daughter does! Stella, the pitbull; Guiness and Marzipan the cats; round out the family.
What’s your favorite thing about MSK?
The warm welcoming atmosphere and the wonderful, always-changing yarns and accessories!
If you were stranded somewhere other than home, where would you like to be and what would you be knitting?
I would love to be in a cozy cottage in the English countryside, knitting a complicated shawl or sweater, knowing I won’t be interrupted!