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I attended Vogue Knitting Live in NY in January 2012. Also, I saw an article in Vogue Knitting Magazine and I am a student of Tanis Gray who is one of the designers who contributed to Knit Red.
What does the Stitch Red campaign/ fighting heart disease mean to you?
It certainly means much more to me now that I am a "scar carrying member."
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Given that one in three women will develop heart disease it seems to be a natural fit for knitters and women to engage in this campaign. We, as women, need to take care of ourselves or we can't take care of anyone else. We need to really pay attention to the subtle symptoms: being tired, breathlessness climbing stairs, and general ennui after a period of weeks of exercising. I am so impressed with all of the yarn companies and designers who have contributed to this effort to bring heart disease facts to other knitters and women nationwide.
What's a heart healthy tip and/or recipe you would like to share?
A great breakfast is 1/2 cup Fibre One cereal, Chobani plain non-fat yogurt and a handful of blueberries. This meal is rich in protein, provides one serving of fruit and plenty of fiber to keep you full and able to work all morning.
What gets your heart racing?
Of course, knitting is one of my passions. It has seen me through many of life's stages, including the birth of my first child (that is when I learned to knit a hooded, zip up the back baby sweater!), the birth of my second child, transitioning from working outside the home to more entrepreneurial endeavors, my divorce, a second chance at love, children growing up, the empty nest, and now grandchildren.
We couldn't be more appreciative of Eileen for sharing such a personal story. Eileen, and all of us at Jimmy Beans Wool, hope that her story encourages you to get screened for heart disease. It's never too early or too late to start preventing the risks!