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GBKG Members’ Meeting December 16, 2001 submitted by Guild Secretary, Kathleen Maguire 103 members attended the December meeting. The ...

The Wooly World of Stephen West

GBGK Oct. 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes Submitted by Cynthia Doherty, President The October Meeting of the Greater Boston Knitting Guild...

Green Mountain Spinnery Tour

Submitted by, Nancy Allen, Past President The GBKG Fall season kicked off on September 17 with a slide show of the inspiring knit and...

 

Say Hello to Cynthia Mulholland, GBKG Member from "Down Under"

An interview from our Roving Reporter, Robin Sweeney

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December, January, February.  If you are like most of our members, this means winter weather with cold, darkness, snow, blizzards, and weather that can best be described as “blah.”  But not so much for our Australian members, since it is summer for them.  Today’s Member Spotlight features one of our friends from Down Under, Cynthia Mulholland.

Let’s start with the question all of us want to know—how the heck did someone in Australia hear about the Greater Boston Knitting Guild, much less decide to join?  Cynthia Mulholland says she doesn’t remember exactly how she came across our guild, possibly looking for presentations or classes she was interested in.  But once she started seeing everything we were doing and the quality of the speakers the guild was bringing in, she immediately became interested, especially when she realized how much of what the guild had to offer was on-line and digital.  But first she checked with GBKG to make sure overseas membership was allowed—YES!

Cynthia started knitting when she was a teenager.  She credits her mother (sewer and knitter) and her father (tapestry/needlepoint) with their interest in crafts. Her mother had attempted to teach her knitting multiple times when Cynthia had said she had wanted to learn, but gave up after Cynthia’s interest dropped since she couldn’t start out being a professional knitter (ah, yes, those teenage years!).  When Cynthia insisted one time, really, she wanted to learn, her mother rolled her eyes.  The timeframe was the 80’s so big fuzzy big-shouldered jumpers/sweaters were all the rage.  Cynthia persevered and made her jumper/sweater and it stretched, and stretched, and stretched some more--down to her knees.  She still wore that sweater with a belt around the waist and boots, “just like Madonna!”  A knitter was born!

 

Say Hello to Cynthia Mulholland, GBKG Member from "Down Under"

An interview from our Roving Reporter, Robin Sweeney

CM-HVWS-290122.jpg

December, January, February.  If you are like most of our members, this means winter weather with cold, darkness, snow, blizzards, and weather that can best be described as “blah.”  But not so much for our Australian members, since it is summer for them.  Today’s Member Spotlight features one of our friends from Down Under, Cynthia Mulholland.

Let’s start with the question all of us want to know—how the heck did someone in Australia hear about the Greater Boston Knitting Guild, much less decide to join?  Cynthia Mulholland says she doesn’t remember exactly how she came across our guild, possibly looking for presentations or classes she was interested in.  But once she started seeing everything we were doing and the quality of the speakers the guild was bringing in, she immediately became interested, especially when she realized how much of what the guild had to offer was on-line and digital.  But first she checked with GBKG to make sure overseas membership was allowed—YES!

Cynthia started knitting when she was a teenager.  She credits her mother (sewer and knitter) and her father (tapestry/needlepoint) with their interest in crafts. Her mother had attempted to teach her knitting multiple times when Cynthia had said she had wanted to learn, but gave up after Cynthia’s interest dropped since she couldn’t start out being a professional knitter (ah, yes, those teenage years!).  When Cynthia insisted one time, really, she wanted to learn, her mother rolled her eyes.  The timeframe was the 80’s so big fuzzy big-shouldered jumpers/sweaters were all the rage.  Cynthia persevered and made her jumper/sweater and it stretched, and stretched, and stretched some more--down to her knees.  She still wore that sweater with a belt around the waist and boots, “just like Madonna!”  A knitter was born!