This last Monday (07/06/2020) my guest was Anna Zilboorg. Anna joined me from her home in Rockland, Maine.
This show lasted just about under an hour and twenty minutes. And we talked about a lot of things.
We talking about Anna's amazing career. Her perspective and her insights were amazing to hear. The thoughts about gender, in an historical context were very insightful. Her unique take on the process of teaching and learning--and how it should be as opposed to what it usually is--was amazing.
Anna talked about her retirement and thinking about going through the process of reinventing herself again. She said so much more... so I encourage you all to listen to the show so you can her hear words in her own voice.
Anna Zilboorg's Biography: Anna Zilboorg, an Elder of the knitting community, is an Anglican solitary who now lives on the seaside town of Rockland, Maine.
According to a quote by her (that I found online), she says that she was… "Born and reared in New York City; educated at Harvard; taught at MIT. Fled from the madding crowd's ignoble strife until I found myself in Big Stone Gap, VA. Got religion. Returned to my childhood love of knitting; became a hermit."
At this point, Anna is retired. Before she retired, she devoted her energy to teaching the living craft (as opposed to just following directions). She has been called the Anarchist Knitter because of her book Knitting for Anarchists, and the 'Mad Bobbler' due to her love of three-dimensional stitches. Other books include Magnificent Mittens and Socks and Splendid Apparel, both available, as well as Sock for Sandals and Clogs, Fancy Feet, and 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit.
During the show we talked about Anna's Books. Here are the resource links to some of those books...
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