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I don't remember when I first learned to knit. I think I was a girl scout. I knit throughout college and law school as it helped me to study and concentrate. I recall teaching friends at school to knit. We would knit and study together. Good times. I am an attorney, and was a corporate lawyer for financial institutions for over 10 years; however, I am not currently practicing law. I have been a stay-at -home Mom & Wife for the last 7 years, since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost my corporate attorney job.

I started knitting again in earnest about 3 years ago as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. My son and I have been very active in this great community activity. I started knitting prayer shawls and decided to sell them at our church's annual Christmas craft show. To my great surprise and delight, I sold out the first year, selling…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 27
  • Joined August 28, 2011

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Anything soft

About

I don't remember when I first learned to knit. I think I was a girl scout. I knit throughout college and law school as it helped me to study and concentrate. I recall teaching friends at school to knit. We would knit and study together. Good times. I am an attorney, and was a corporate lawyer for financial institutions for over 10 years; however, I am not currently practicing law. I have been a stay-at -home Mom & Wife for the last 7 years, since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost my corporate attorney job.

I started knitting again in earnest about 3 years ago as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. My son and I have been very active in this great community activity. I started knitting prayer shawls and decided to sell them at our church's annual Christmas craft show. To my great surprise and delight, I sold out the first year, selling about 20 prayer shawls, and donating the proceeds to the Relay for Life. I have continued this tradition for the last 3 years raising over $2000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.

I have been cancer free now for seven years. I've been trying to return to the work force, but I don't really want to get back into corporate law. Since, people have complimented my prayer shawls, and I have branched out into scarves, cowls, capes, and hats, I thought I would try selling them on Etsy as a way to contribute to the household expenses while satisfying my passion for knitting. This way, my husband can't complain too much about the closet full of yarn, and I can continue being a stay at home mom. My son is now in middle school, but he still needs me at home.

I hope you like my knit projects. I like knitting because I am always amazed that a strand of yarn can be twisted and knotted in such a way to create an entirely different product.

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