Lifelong Learning And A Move to Mexico

Hi dear readers,

Liat with Milo in slingIt's been so long since I shared something personal (apart from my surprise "I'm-married-and-having-a-baby" post) that I realize it's time to get back to it.

I used to post about my adventures all over the world, some related to knitting, some not. After I started KnitFreedom I traveled to Argentina, Chile, Spain, Israel, and California, all the while blogging about my adventures.

Usually I would give a knitting tip or video and then share what was new with me.

Liat on Daytime (National TV Show)Then I stopped doing that! As many entrepreneurs do, I got overwhelmed by the business' growth and changes and things began to unravel.

I stopped sharing my personal adventures on the blog and concentrated on building an expensive new website (which never came to fruition) and going on a national TV tour (which I never published or wrote about on KnitFreedom).

I also embarked on countless other business endeavors that took me further and further away from connecting with you, my dear readers and customers.

So why am I sharing this now?

Liat at Blazing Needles in 2011Because I'm getting back to what matters most to me in this business - connecting with my readers.

You, my lovely students who have learned Magic Loop and Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up Socks, those who have been with me from the beginning and those who have found me along the way.

It's important for me to share what's going on with me - to connect - whether I have a new knitting tip for you or not.

I've decided that I'd like to start sharing tidbits about my life on the blog again, which I will be doing starting now. Mostly after a knitting tip or video, but who knows?

What I do know is that I'd like to catch you up on where I've been, what I've been up to, what I'm into now, and what is going on in my life.

What's Been Going On Since I Last Blogged About My Life

Surfing breakThe first obvious thing is - I'm living in Mexico now! Some would say living the dream, and I would say they're right - although the dream is full of new realities and different cultures and ways of doing things.

The last four years has seen me absorb, wonder at, admire, and shake my head at some of the huge differences in our foods, families, pastimes, wives' tales, swearwords, schooling, and identity between Mexico and the US.

Learning to Surf

Liat surfing La Lancha 8/16/18One wonderful adventure I've been living is learning to surf.

This has been the way of many a surfer before me - discovering the wonders and pleasures of laying on your tummy in a board in the ocean and trying to go zooming along a wave.

I am dismally, wonderfully average at this sport, and full of questions and desire to keep learning once the beaches open back up after the coronavirus quarantines are over.

Learning French

Cédric Silent Way headshotBefore I moved away from the US I learned French, which I've been dying to tell you about. The best teacher ever - Cédric at the Silent Way Experience - is the man to go to if you want to learn French fast with perfect pronunciation.

Seriously, I learned so much about learning that I became a Silent Way expert, or at least a huge fan.

Learning to Slackline

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Hi dear readers, It's been so long since I shared something personal (apart from my surprise "I'm-married-and-having-a-baby" post) that I realize it's time to get back to it. I used to post about my adventures all over the world, some related to knitting, some not. After I started KnitFreedom I trav

Other adventures include learning to slackline, something I fell into with a passion (and addiction to looking for two properly-spaced trees wherever I go).

Thank you to my sister Kate for introducing me to this wonderful sport!

Inventing Self-Yoga

Self Yoga LogoAs my pregnancy came into being I also discovered/invented a new style of yoga (which is actually the original yoga in my opinion) that's all about being 100% comfortable with zero effort.

I've started up a basic website at self-yoga.com to teach about that technique, and will be adding to it as time allows.

Making My Way in the World

Liat and Milo at Playa Los MuertosSo where does that leave us now? Well, I live in Mexico, in a hot climate far away from my favorite yarn stores.

A precocious and vocal 11-month-old baby takes up all my time, love, and attention - well, almost.

I've discovered that my love for KnitFreedom and my wonderful readers is just as true for me.

So as long as I can keep connecting with you, I'm good.

Stay with Me!

Surfing PatzquaroThanks so much for reading this and being able to follow me on this journey. I'm looking forward to sharing more about myself as the days go by.

Happy knitting and much love from Liat!

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73 thoughts on “Lifelong Learning And A Move to Mexico”

  1. Oh my goodness I LOVE your little baby he’s adorables! Mr Carlos is a looker. I also wanted to thank you for your how-to’s, free knitting patterns. They’re wonderful. question: Did you have the baby in Mexico or US? what is the situation with medical treatment in Mexico?

    1. Hi dear!! Thank you!!

      I had the baby in Mexico which I was very happy about. Medical treatment in Mexico is top-notch and is 100x more affordable than in the US.

      My first experience with medical treatment in Mexico was when I decided to have Lasik surgery on my eyes and did it in a renown eye center in Cancun (Dr. Alcocer of Perfect Vision). It cost me $1500 instead of $6000 and was a great experience. This was the first time I had visited Mexico – I wasn’t living there at the time.

      When it came time to have the baby, I didn’t have any doubts that it would be fine to do it in Mexico. I first wanted to do a home birth and did lots of research and found a midwife. But then some doctors convinced me to have the baby in a safer setting (for me). I ended up planning a water birth with a doctor/midwife in Puerto Vallarta (about 45 minutes from where I live).

      When the labor didn’t progress at the water birth center, our plan B was at a great hospital about 10 minutes away, where my gynecologist was. I didn’t want to have a C-section but that ended up being the decision (as it is with many women). They did a great job. The whole thing (private water birth + hospital C-section with 2 nights in hospital) ended up costing about $2000. If you can imagine, in the US it would have cost $50,000.

      1. oh wow- what a ton of useful information!! this is very helpful for a lot of people. 2k, for a baby?? good heavens! you could knock me down with a feather. What convinces me is your confidence in the quality and safety of health care there. I’m sold! I live not far from the Mexican border and have often considered going there for dental care. Now hearing your story I feel confident about going. Thank you- and sorry you had to have the c section- my sister had to have the same thing, as you said, happens to a lot of women (plus you get a baby with a perfectly cute round head instead of a red, squished head :)

        1. Wonderful! I’m so glad that helps. I think it’s a great idea to get dental care in Mexico. Because it’s much less expensive you can avail yourself of the top-of-the-line facilities.
          Cheers!
          Liat

  2. Hi Liat! Bobbi here and I am so glad you are re-connecting. Your little guy is so sweet and will fill your heart in special new ways you will discover forever with him! We are so glad your knitters have a special place in your heart too. I know you do in mine also. You brought me easily back to being a confident knitter after my Scandinavian mother taught me when I was small (and I had set it aside for many teenage and collegiate years). My thanks always. You are always my first recommendation to those interested in knitting.
    I hope to be seeing and hearing from you regularly. I have some new yarn from Stix that I will be casting on for 2 at a time socks! Until next time, love from Montana.
    ~Bobbi

    1. Hi Bobbi,
      It’s wonderful to hear from you! I always get a smile on my face when seeing your comments. Thank you, thank you for staying in touch with me. I miss Stix so much. I’m so glad the girls are still there, selling beautiful yarn and providing a great place to knit. They got me started knitting and I really value that experience so much. I was lucky to work in such a beautiful store!
      Thanks so much for posting here.
      Hugs,
      Liat

  3. So happy for you and your exciting life. Your baby boy is adorable and believe me he will add so much more excitement to your life as he grows up. I found you many years ago when I signed up for your KnitFreedom course but at that time didn’t have as much time for knitting as I would like and eventually lost touch with you. I was so happy when I found you again and am now at the stage in my life where I have the time and am trying to improve my knitting skills. I am doing the two at a time socks and magic loop class and doing magic loop for the first time thanks to you. Thank you for sharing KnitFreedom and your talents with us.

    1. Hi Peggy,
      Thank you so much for your comment! I love that you are doing Magic Loop and toe-up socks – I’ve found those skills to be both super fun and also great for improving almost everything about your knitting. I really appreciate you sticking with me and hooray for getting back into knitting again!
      Big hugs,
      Liat

  4. Hi Liat—

    I have a note on my calendar that today is a special day & I wanted to stop by to say “Feliz Cumpleaños”! 🎂🥳

    Hope it’s great!

    (((hugs))) 🤗🤗🤗
    Rich

  5. Love that you are sharing again. You look great and baby Milo is beautiful.
    I became a Super Star back when and your lessons were and have been soooooo helpful for me as I was a beginner then at the wonderful age of 73. Your videos so easy to follow with out all the extra time consuming non information that some feel necessary to include. Thank you. As a Superstar do we get access to the Premium as well or must we subscribe to that as well?

    1. Elias - Customer Happiness

      Hi Jean,

      Thank you so much on behalf of Liat for your kind words. I love that you’ve been with KnitFreedom since the beginning! I’m enjoying getting to meet all Liat’s original “Superstars.” And I am so inspired that you took on knitting at 73! I’ve passed your email along to Liat as I know she really appreciates hearing this feedback.

      As far as your interest in the Premium membership, thank for your interest, that’s a great question!

      The Knitting Superstar class has several important classes in it but the difference between Knitting Superstar and our Premium membership is that Premium contain all 17 of the classes we offer. Premium can be either a monthly or a lifetime membership, the difference between the two is that you can download the videos on your device if you invest in Premium Lifetime.

      In both Premium memberships you will have access to all Liat’s classes. Another possibility is to buy classes individually from our Shop page.

      I hope I was able to clarify that, and please let me know if you have any questions!

  6. Hello Again~
    Nice life kiddo, cute kid and you sound sane!
    Tell us please why you left the states and choose to move to MX! I too have spend some time in PV and LaPaz, loved everything about it EXCEPT!! I missed my Colorado mountains and the snow!

    1. Hi Shirley,

      Thank you so much! I’m certainly working on staying sane. Learning to run a business has become a great challenge and I’m lucky KnitFreedom students have stuck with me through the ups and downs.

      I used to live in Aspen, Colorado and it’s soo heavenly. But I didn’t spend any summers there! So I missed a lot of beauty.

      I’ve always wanted to travel; that was one reason I started KnitFreedom was to have a business I could run from anywhere. When I came to Sayulita (near PV), I just fell in love (as many have before me). It has everything I want in the town I live – walkability, character, the ocean just steps away, surfing… I get to walk barefoot every day. And a vibrant culture full of interesting people who chose to be here. Mexican culture is extremely interesting and quite different from the US.

      The special thing is that now when I visit the US it’s quite a treat, and all the positive things about living in the US I experience with a lot of joy and gratitude. Comfortable cars, air conditioning, Trader Joe’s!! Everything easy and within reach. Here you have to work hard for what you want. I love it!

      I hope to blog more about this special place in the future, to share why I think it’s so cool.

      Hugs!
      Liat

  7. Sharon Bramscher

    Hola Liat. You are in my favorite place in the world. I am 73 and found my heaven in Puerto Vallarta 3 years ago. That visit changed my life. Being from Minnesota, all I ever saw were the gentle waves on some of the 10,000 lakes, UNTIL the huge breakers on the beach captured my mind, body and soul that first night. The next day it was the people that entered my heart. I have been back three times and every has been so special for me. I envy you. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Your words make me wish I could start the amazing journey of life all over again.

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Thank you so much for commenting here! I love that you fell in love with Puerto Vallarta. This area has captured my soul as well. You make me feel lucky to have discovered it at the young age of 38, where I can raise my son here in this marvelous climate and surroundings.
      Thank you!
      Hugs,
      Liat

  8. Liat-you are so amazing! Love your classes! This KAL is perfect! You are such an understanding teacher! Your story is a great one! Your baby precious. I was worried when you just disappeared, I’m one of those spill your guts people! I find if I give it away I’m blessed by caring people! But… we have to handle things the best we can! Glad your back! Let’s KNIT

    1. Hi Jill,
      Thank you so much! And thank you for being so understanding when I just went away for a while. That was a really hard time. I’m so glad I’m back and things are working much better this time.
      Big hugs to you,
      Liat

  9. I missed the post about getting married and having a baby. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    I hope all goes well for you in Mexico!

  10. What a sweet treat to hear how you’ve been doing! And I am sooo intrigued by this slackline too!!! I wanna try it!

    1. Thank you Michele!
      Slacklining is truly magical — so much fun. I hope you do try it! I don’t have mine up right now but it’s absolutely marvelous. A fun, relaxing challenge.
      Cheers,
      Liat

  11. So glad you are letting us in on your wonderful life. I am looking forward to all the adventures and so appreciate your help with my knitting adventure. Still very slow at knitting, but love the process. Take care and enjoy. Thank you!

  12. Life is Good, Liat. So are changes, and I’m happy to see you’re on such an incredible journey!
    I’m a baker, and business has been..well challenging. Fortunately I have no employees and my husband is the primary wage earner, we do have a regular income.
    My knitting is my restoration and my entertainment during this time..wish everyone would be more careful!

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      It was great knowing more about you as well! I am amazed at anyone who keeps a business afloat – it is an incredible challenge. I was able to get a lot of help from Mike Michalowicz’s books (a contact of mine recommended them to me). I read Profit First, which helps you manage your business money, and then The Pumpkin Plan, Clockwork, and Fix This Next. It’s amazing to get support from someone who really knows where you’ve been and knows how to help you.
      Cheers!
      Liat

  13. Liat, loved hearing about your adventures and seeing new pics of your precious little guy! Years ago you taught me TAAT Toe-Up Magic Loop and you got me hooked on socks. I love each and every pair I make and when someone asks what is the best way to knit socks, I send them to your website. You have been most generous with your lessons and I learn something every time I go to your website at Knit Freedom. Keep on keeping us involved with knitting and helping others!

    1. Hi Pam,
      Thank you so much!! I love that you recommend KnitFreedom, I really appreciate that. I think there’s so much to improve around here to really be a one-stop shop for knitters that I get excited about all the options. I’m going to keep improving the site, little by little, until everyone who wants to can come and easily learn toe-up socks and Magic Loop.
      Love,
      Liat

  14. I love to read about your travels and life journey makes me feel like I’m tagging along. Always enjoy everything you post and hope this new phase in your life is as wonderful as you plan.

    1. Thank you Cathey! I really appreciate that. I hope to continue to regale KnitFreedom readers with new adventures, at least from time to time. It’s so important to me. Thanks for being so supportive.
      Big hugs,
      Liat

  15. Wow, I am overjoyed and enchanted to read about all you are doing – I love the knitting journey you take us on, but your life journey is also so inspiring and it is wonderful that you share it with us. It gives me such hope for the future with all you have to tell about your present life and there is just so much abundant love and good will. This is the best thing I have read all day! Excited to keep hearing more!

    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! Wow, that means so much to me. I really appreciate you letting me know. I, too, get a lot of joy out of reading the past travel posts as well as this one. I feel that life is so exciting, especially if you document it as if you are on vacation.
      I often tell my mom to get out her phone and take selfies with her manicurist at the nail salon, or send photos of the dinner she made. Anything is worth a small celebration these days, and it often starts with taking a great picture.
      Thanks for your support and great energy.
      Love!
      Liat

  16. Liat,

    What a wonderful life from those days in SLC when we sat over a beverage discussing how you might start a business! I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished, especially that beautiful baby! Stay well and Knit On! Love, Diana

    1. Hi Diana,
      Wow, it made me so happy to hear from you! You have always been so incredibly supportive. I remember how discouraged I was the first day I set up my email list and no one signed up, and you said, “Well I’ll sign up!” That gave me so much hope, and now look what has grown out of it.
      Thanks for being there for me that day and since.
      Big big hugs,
      Liat

  17. As far as the “Self Yoga,” if someone has been teaching you that way, they’re not teaching you yoga. They’re teaching you the Feldenkrais method. It takes about 4 years to complete the training to teach Feldenkrais or practice clinically. It’s common for people who start Feldenkrais training and drop out to teach anyway, but since they aren’t certified, they can’t advertise it as Feldenkrais, so they call it a modified form of yoga, or call it “Body Awareness” (as one guy in my town did until he got in trouble for it), or some other name. If someone’s teaching you, just be aware that it’s likely someone who either failed certification or dropped out of training without completing certification & you’d be better off going to a certified person. They’re not expensive. My teacher charges $12 per 1 hour lesson.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks so much for this feedback. I have a feeling you are the first of many people who will mention something like this.

      “Self Yoga” is something I invented, not anything anyone has taught me. It’s something wonderful I discovered by listening to my own body, and I think it holds true for all bodies. I also think it will help a lot of people.

      Just like meditation or mental awareness is something that brings mental peace and clarity, and many people teach it, but it doesn’t “belong” to anyone. Whether it’s Byron Katie or Tich Nat Hahn, different teachers have different ways of explaining the same concept.

      I called “my” technique “Self Yoga” because
      1) the positions often look like Yoga
      2) there is a TRUE “yoking” between breath and body (the origin of the modern word “yoga”) that I find more true than in any yoga class where you control your breathing and match it to the movement, or vice versa.
      3) SELF because your body is your only teacher. Once you understand the concept, you don’t need any teacher to tell you what your body needs because only your body knows! Not even you “know” in your mind what your body needs – only your body can show you in each moment. This makes you independent of any teacher, studio, yoga mat, special clothing, or any outside influence to be able to feel healthy, calm, relaxed and at peace in your body at any time. And I mean at any time – during an injury, after eating a huge meal… it doesn’t matter.

      Thanks for listening to my explanation of my point of view of something I discovered for me. Others can take it or leave it and I’m really excited to explain it to those who find the idea intriguing.

      To be comfortable 100% of the time, with zero effort – that is the goal of Self Yoga! Yay!

  18. I heard something something funny yesterday! Don’t know if it’s true or not! Mexican Border Patrol is turning back US citizens because of COVID. Mexico doesn’t want us to come into their country! GOOD FOR THEM!
    I’m glad you and Milo are THERE! It’s horrific here! No one is doing anything positive to help in government. We might as well not have a government! Thank goodness for neighbors and businesses!
    Great to hear from you and see your gorgeous baby!

    1. Hi Robin,
      I agree! We feel so lucky to be here. I am so sorry things are so desperate in the US right now. I fell so bad for my mom and sisters. We have to watch out for each other and flatten the curve ourselves. We’ll get through this!
      Big hugs,
      Liat

  19. Oh, Liat! Thanks for the update. You are, as ever, an inspiration. Your sunny smile got me through toe-up two at a time and I’ve been a bit braver ever since. Sounds like you are following your joy which is always an adventure. Thanks for the picture of the baby–so cute! I’ll be looking/listening for any new sharing with gleeful anticipation. I’m going to check out the self yoga too!! Bon chance, mon ami.

    1. Congratulations and Bravo Liat, so many interesting experiences. I have been considering living outside the US and would be happy to hear/read any suggestions or experiences you would like to share. Thanks for awesome knit tips too! Best wishes & stitches.

    2. Thank you Rhane!
      I so appreciate you checking out the self-yoga, I can’t wait to start teaching it! I’ll start with an email list, just like I did with KnitFreedom. So if you sign up on https://www.self-yoga.com you’ll be able to keep in touch with me as I start teaching over there. I just wrote my first blog post! (Inspired by a comment above).

      Thank you – Merci!
      Liat

  20. Dear Liat,
    Thank you SO much for sharing your story! I’m so happy for you! Your son is beyond adorable! I know how much time babies take up, but it’s WAY worth it. My sons are 38 and 34.
    You are such a wonderful teacher. I’ve learned so much from you over the past several years. I love the Fleegle heel! Thank you for your patience, kindness, and genuine desire to help your students.
    God bless you and your sweet family.
    Barbara B.
    NY

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thank you so much! I really appreciate you encouraging me about having babies because, wow, they do take a lot of time! I’m happy to know it will be worth it. I love my son so much.
      Thank you,
      Liat

  21. What a lovely message! It is so nice to hear what you’ve been doing and your enthusiasm for life. I love knit freedom, and am so thankful that you made it happen and that I found you.
    I look forward to hearing from you whenever you have time (!) to share

  22. How wonderful to hear how your life has been going. Your baby is beautiful! Congratulations!
    Your Knitfreedom videos were my go to destination when I was improving my skills. Beautifully done. My husband and I lived near a small village, in a jungle like area in the state of Oaxaca many(!) years ago for about a year. Definite culture shock, having relocated from Tennessee. So enjoyed the people – not so much the climate. Your location looks wonderful. Looking forward to your future blogs and knitting tips. Knitting is my main way of surviving the mental/emotional stress of the pandemic and political insanity. That’s what happens when one just keeps on living – conditions change.

  23. Nothing but love for you, Liat. I’ve taken a hiatus from knitting and fallen head over heals with quilting. But I frequently send new knitters to your videos and Knit Freedom to get the best online training available. Take care of you and your lovely family.

  24. How wonderful! Mexico is a beautiful place and I’m counting the days until my next visit to Puerto Vallarta. Where did you surf in that pic? We like to visit Sayulita and watch the surfing, it’s a nice little place to relax, have you heard of it?
    Love the precious baby pics and so happy for you and your precious little family. A tiny bit jealous, I would live in Mexico in a heartbeat. So many smiling kind people and so welcoming . Best wishes and great to hear from you!!

    1. Cheri,
      Sayulita is where we live!!! It’s a wonderful little place to relax – so wonderful that as soon as I visited I knew I would call it home. Let me know next time you come to visit!!
      Big hugs,
      Liat

  25. Hey Liat, I don’t have anything earth-shattering to add other than to comment on how absolutely adorable your little man is and how radiant you look! Sun, sand, and the ocean are clearly great for you, as is motherhood. The SSO combo is incredibly therapeutic for me as well, as I was born and spent half my childhood in Long Beach, CA. Thanks for sharing yourself with us!

  26. Thank you for sharing yourself to us fans. Your baby is beautiful. Enjoy Mexico and I love that your surfing. have a great time and be safe.
    always, Carmen Molina, from Modesto, California.

  27. Barbara LeBlanc

    Liat, I’ve been with you almost from the beginning and am glad to see you are really enjoying life and your domestic bliss. Watched your slackfline video and am amazed at(1) how fast you learned how to do it and (2) how good your figure looks after having had a baby recently. I’m not recognizing what part of Mexico you are in. Would you care to share that with us? It’s really beautiful there although it looks quite humid. I am doing your toe up 2 at a time socks on the magic loop and must say that I’m not truly enjoying the magic loop–spend too much time fighting the damn cable. Is it possible that I would find the 47″ cable easier to deal with instead of the 40″ that I am currently using? I had the 40″ already at home but not a 47.” Do you have a video on dealing successfully with the cable in Magic Loop?

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thank you so much for writing me here! You are too kind about my slacklining video – I made that BEFORE I got pregnant :) :)
      I am excited to share more about the town I am living in because it is quite special. It is called Sayulita, and it is near Puerto Vallarta – on the west coast of Mexico, about halfway down. I’ll post some photos of the town – it has a wonderful personality.
      I absolutely recommend a 47-inch cable for doing two-at-a-time. Two-at-a-time on a 40-inch cable is not too fun.
      I have a video for managing the loops of cable on Magic Loop – it’s part of our Magic Loop class:

      Twisting Loops of Cable on Magic Loop

      Let me know if there’s anything more I can do to help!
      Hugs,
      Liat

  28. Welcome back! I am always amazed at how full of adventure your life has been. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I saw you on tv doing an interview – wondered where you had gone off to until you posted the famous “I’m having a baby and moving to Mexico!”
    My life has been one of oversharing with all my beloveds – so not much to tell here – LOL!

  29. Wow!!!
    I would say COME BACK! but I see you are sooo happy and learning new things. I’m so happy for you and that beautiful baby boy. Hope to hear more about you…and don’t disappear for so long again lol. Just kidding! Enjoy life to the fullest as God intended and be careful. We miss you and look forward to more of your adventures. Say hey to Carlos. Big hug to baby!

  30. Welcome back!!! Missed you but now seeing your BEAUTIFUL child I can see where the love and fun is!!! I am happy to hear you will be touching every now and then. You most definitely look happy!!! Will run to you should I get stuck in knitting, if you’re busy, I’ll understand. Again….. WELCOME BACK!!!

  31. Thank you Liat for catching us up. You have been a busy girl but obviously a happy one. It will be fun to watch as you navigate this new adventure.

  32. So exciting! Thank you for sharing that with us. Your baby is such a little doll!!!

    My newest adventure is that I’ve taken back up piano after being away from it for 44 years. Just getting started though. Seems I do remember quite a bit, and have forgotten even more.

  33. Liat, thank you for sharing. I found you when I was trying to teach myself to knit from a book. I loved your videos and the way you taught. I learned so much. When you sort of went on the radar, I was worried something bad had happened. I was delighted when you posted your I’m married and have a baby post. I knew you were OK and all was well. Do whatever makes you happy! And I will keep up with you, knitting or otherwise!

  34. MaryEllen Reimers

    WOW!! What an exciting adventurous life!! Bravo to you for going for it!! I’d love to learn to surf…. how liberating! I look forward to seeing and hearing and learning more!

  35. Watched the Slackline video – I am awed by how far you’ve come in just a month! Well done!
    The little can’t possibly be 11 months already…. He’s adorable. The real fun is about to begin – enjoy!
    Now back to my 2 at a time toe up socks. Big loose socks. I’mma gonna call them slippers! LOL

  36. I always go to your site when I have questions. You taught me how to knit. I am glad you are having a productive life and enjoying it. Good luck to you.

  37. Although I happy you are happy, your last couple of newsletters after a very long space of notjing, were not what I was looking for. I will be unsubscribing. Enjoy your life and stay safe.

  38. I had my 89th birthday yesterday and glad to have had the opportunity to know you and count you as the best teacher I have had in my knitting journey, which started In college, abandoned, restarted 20+ years ago. So glad to hear about your personal life and to look forward to your blog and get a look at your beautiful baby. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  39. How absolutely wonderful for you. Best wishes on your marriage and congratulations on the birth of your adorable baby. You are beginning to live the life so many of us dream about. May all your days be memorable. Best, Nan

  40. Knit Freedom is my go to happy place. I will never become the Superstar of my knitting dreams, but I’m okay with that, and I enjoy the journey. Sticking with you and enjoying your journey. Just finished my taat socks, next pair will be better!

  41. How wonderfully exciting for you and your new family! Some people, mainly I, shy away from change. You on the other hand have embraced it completely. I congratulate you and wish you all the very best! Looking forward to many more posts on all your adventures!

  42. Pleased to hear that you continue to be interested in bringing us along. Here’s hoping you will always be here with us, cheering us along. It’s good to hear of your adventures

    1. Isn’t Sept. your birthday? Your baby too. That’s great. I lived in Mexico and still miss it. I know you will enjoy your life there with all the changes in the food and life in general . Glad you are back, so we can share in your adventures and knitting too.

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