What is Your What with Jill Wolcott

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Thanks to the power of the Internet, you sometimes connect with the most fascinating people without actually having met them! Teacher and knitting pattern designer Jill Wolcott is one of these. Even though all I know about knitting is that it was one of the many things Mrs. Honochko in eighth grade Home Economics dreamed up to torture me with, and even though Jill and I haven’t ever encountered one another in person, it fees like we understand each other. So I was delighted to be one of the art entrepreneurs Jill interviews each month on her blog at www.jillwolcottknits.com. We talked about important persons, why painting happens, and where you feel most at home.

I found Jill in Tara Swiger‘s marketing group the Starship where we’re entrepreneurs growing our businesses, sharing the ups and downs, the successes and challenges, and the jokes. Jill is good at jokes. She’s also talented and generous and has a wide-ranging skill set. I know you’ll be able to see all that on Jill’s website. Besides Jill’s beautiful knitting patterns, look for her 2015 travel diary, perfect for the armchair traveler or anyone interested in visiting Copenhagen, Krakow, Oslo, Amsterdam, and London. And free. What did I say about generous?

Enjoy the interview!

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2 Responses to What is Your What with Jill Wolcott

  1. Christine Tollerton December 7, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    Hi Laureen – I remember Mrs Honochko! I’d forgotten her name but do remember her. That was where I messed up making an apron – how can you mess that up?! But I overcame my fears and learned to sew, knit, cook and bake AFTER I left school.
    Knitting – I can do it but I’m not very good and don’t really enjoy it. But – I do appreciate lovely knitting when I see it. I went to a wonderful exhibition of the work of Kaffe Fassett, whose mantra is “when in doubt add another colour!” I shall look out for Jill Wolcott when she’s in London.
    All the best, Christine

    • Laureen December 7, 2015 at 8:45 am #

      Christine, another instance of the connective value of the Internet – how lovely to hear from someone who shares one’s past! Thanks for reading and for being in touch.