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About Me

my pictureThis site is devoted mainly to my fiber hobbies. Although I've dabbled in fiber for most of my life, I found that needlework helped me survive the end of my doctorate and the beginning of motherhood. For you fellow-sufferers (and spouses of sufferers) in grad school, I recommend it as a pleasant and addictive alternative to drugs and therapy.

I knit, crochet, spin, tat, do bobbin lace, beadwork, embroidery, needle lace, and circular netting. My mother taught me to knit, crochet, and sew. As for the rest, I'm self-taught. I spin on a Schacht wheel and love nothing better than to produce thread that measures around 16,000 wpi (Friends, this is the sign of a sick mind....). I grow cotton on my balcony and I'm an avid cook, baker of bread and maker of tofu.

Personal info: I'm married to a patient microbiologist with his own hobbies and we have a seven-year-old son, Binyamin. I was born in Toronto, Canada, studied at the University of Toronto (B.A. and M.A.) and Harvard (Ph.D. in Second Temple Jewish Literature). I came to Israel on a Lady Davis Fellowship in 1989 and had so much fun (not!--unless you enjoy sleep deprivation and gas masks) during the Gulf War that I never left. I used to work in Dead Sea Scrolls but was lured to high tech, where I work in knowledge management and indexing at NDS Technologies Israel.

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