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Thanks for looking at Knits by Jo!

I am an outdoor educator who is finishing a Master's degree in Environmental Education, and am using what I know and love to share the love of handmade and knit items with others.

Would I love to go full time with Etsy? YES! The art of working with one's hands and buying/selling local is becoming lost in our society, and I'm proud to contribute to it.

I absolutely love to knit after being taught by a dear friend I met while working for AmeriCorps. She taught me the basics in two hours after the after school program I worked in and I've taken off with it! I used that skill to learn all I could either online or in books. I even taught many a child during my AmeriCorps days from ages 6 to 12. I can't explain it, but there's something magical about…

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  • Born on January 15
  • Joined October 14, 2008

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About

Thanks for looking at Knits by Jo!

I am an outdoor educator who is finishing a Master's degree in Environmental Education, and am using what I know and love to share the love of handmade and knit items with others.

Would I love to go full time with Etsy? YES! The art of working with one's hands and buying/selling local is becoming lost in our society, and I'm proud to contribute to it.

I absolutely love to knit after being taught by a dear friend I met while working for AmeriCorps. She taught me the basics in two hours after the after school program I worked in and I've taken off with it! I used that skill to learn all I could either online or in books. I even taught many a child during my AmeriCorps days from ages 6 to 12. I can't explain it, but there's something magical about picking up a pair of needles and messy yarn and being able to make something beautiful.

Before moving from Wisconsin, I have had success with starting my first knitting club. I also love to read, sometimes write and delve into amateur photography using closeup shots. I keep files called "Life in Detail" which I display in my blog called The Green Blog (and more) at http://environmentaledgirl.blogspot.com/

Since moving back to my small hometown in Minnesota, I'm happier than ever, and ready to dig in deep to make my shop all that it can be. My mom is teaching me to sew now, and there's a thought in my head of opening a new shop involving this newly found skill.

I will end this by saying that I am grateful for all the family and friends who are so supportive in helping getting my shop running. To those of you who have handed out business cards, added me as a friend on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Knits-by-Jo/240450849523?ref=ts), or have just been supportive even when my knitting seems to take over...THANK YOU.

For more information on me, check out my first blog feature! http://thehighplainsknitter.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

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