Christine LeGrow and Shirley Anne Scott have always loved and treasured the traditional knitting of Atlantic Canada. Christine is a retailer with many years experience in the field at many levels. She is presently the owner of Sprindrift Handknits, a St. John’s, Newfoundland based business with a popular product line for all ages. She is also a talented photographer. Shirley Scott, also known as Shirl the Purl, is a retired librarian who loves to write about and praise traditional knitting. In her early years she wrote Canada Knits, a book on the history of knitting in Canada, an accomplishment that opened many doors.
Together with their publisher Boulder Books they have created an award-winning series of Saltwater knitting books: Saltwater Mittens, Saltwater Classics, Saltwater Gifts, and Saltwater Socks (Fall 2022). These dearly loved volumes feature fashion forward versions of the warm outdoor clothing that has kept Canadians warm for centuries. They also tell much about life on our far-off wave-lapped island. Christine and Shirley live to knit in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Shirley A. Scott
68-303 Pasadena Crescent
St. John’s, NL
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Lecture – Saltwater Mittens, Classics, Gifts and Socks: How Did It All Happen?
What happens when two experienced knitters of modest technologic skill, long past the desire to begin new careers, and living on an island at the very edge of the continent decide to write a knitting book? They write best sellers that win awards, of course! In their amusing and engaging Newfoundland way Christine and Shirley relate how they came to work together and how it all unfolded.