Karen Everitt's Profile

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Knitting came first in the autumn of 2009. I'm kind of late in learning this skill as I'm in my late 50's but timing in this life is everything. And it was Time. And as I learned to knit I found myself drawn to handspun yarns for their rustic and imperfect appeal. Then I began spinning in June of 2010 with little drop spindles just to see if I enjoyed making my own yarn. Two months later I bought my first wheel......a Lendrum........I named her Grace and we became dear friends. Spinning truly brought a bit of much needed Grace into my life. In May 2012 I bought a gorgeous Cherry Schacht Matchless wheel......I named her Zen. Spinning is truly my Zen.

The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 Dzyen (Modern Mandarin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which can be approximately translated as “absorption” or “meditative…

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  • Born on December 12
  • Joined November 14, 2007

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About

Knitting came first in the autumn of 2009. I'm kind of late in learning this skill as I'm in my late 50's but timing in this life is everything. And it was Time. And as I learned to knit I found myself drawn to handspun yarns for their rustic and imperfect appeal. Then I began spinning in June of 2010 with little drop spindles just to see if I enjoyed making my own yarn. Two months later I bought my first wheel......a Lendrum........I named her Grace and we became dear friends. Spinning truly brought a bit of much needed Grace into my life. In May 2012 I bought a gorgeous Cherry Schacht Matchless wheel......I named her Zen. Spinning is truly my Zen.

The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 Dzyen (Modern Mandarin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which can be approximately translated as “absorption” or “meditative state” {taken from Wikipedia}

Zen and I meditate together.........a LOT.

And in Jan. 2014 I was blessed to be able to buy a beautiful Cherry Jensen Ashley.......what an amazing wheel! I named her Enso which in Zen Buddhism is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. It also symbolizes the Circle of Togetherness.

I hope you find the same sweetness in knitting with my handspun that I do in spinning it.

peace,
Karen

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