HeartOfWool's Profile

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Hi there, I'm Amanda.
My love of wool started a few years ago and just keeps growing. I began crocheting when I was 8, and picked up knitting 5 years ago. Now I'm a knitting instructor at the local yarn shop, The Embraceable Ewe.
I've been lucky enough to have knitting send me on a few adventures. Three summers ago, the shop owner, Erin, her cousin, Kelly, and I were chosen to appear on DIY's Uncommon Threads. We were flown to California and taped two episodes: one featuring recycled sweater bags! THEN, my photo of my daughter was chosen for the cover of the knitty.com 07 calendar. Who knew knitting could be so exciting?!
My other passion is for doing what God tells me to do, and recently that's been helping Buffalo's inner city to change things around. Buffalo is one of the poorest cities in the US. I work with an organization called Peace of the City that brings art, reading, school…

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  • Female
  • Joined August 12, 2008

Favorite materials

WOOL, alpaca, cashmere, mohair, wool sweaters

About

Hi there, I'm Amanda.
My love of wool started a few years ago and just keeps growing. I began crocheting when I was 8, and picked up knitting 5 years ago. Now I'm a knitting instructor at the local yarn shop, The Embraceable Ewe.
I've been lucky enough to have knitting send me on a few adventures. Three summers ago, the shop owner, Erin, her cousin, Kelly, and I were chosen to appear on DIY's Uncommon Threads. We were flown to California and taped two episodes: one featuring recycled sweater bags! THEN, my photo of my daughter was chosen for the cover of the knitty.com 07 calendar. Who knew knitting could be so exciting?!
My other passion is for doing what God tells me to do, and recently that's been helping Buffalo's inner city to change things around. Buffalo is one of the poorest cities in the US. I work with an organization called Peace of the City that brings art, reading, school assistance, community and most importantly, Christ, to the kids in the city. You should have seen my last felting class: all boys and they had a blast!
Also, my husband and I feel we've been called to combine wool and at-risk kids by starting a farm. We think that will get going within the year, but who knows HIS time? Our vision is to expose city kids to farm life while creating a truly self-sufficient farm. We need lots of prayers and crossed fingers!
When I'm not at the shop, in the city, teaching Sunday school or hanging with my charity knitters, I'm at home trying to create order out of three kids, a dog, a cat and 10 chickens! Wish me luck!

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