In a very small town alongside a creek in NW Oregon, my husband and I live and work, entangled in fibery pursuits. Ed turns out skillfully crafted knitting needles, crochet hooks, spindles, and shuttles. I manage the finishing work and the office end of our business – Jenkins Woodworking.

Playing in the creek & taking long hikes, and the occasional horse ride, are my favorite outdoor activities. We love the occasional camping trip far away from crowds, where I enjoy playing the fiddle besides a dashing creek. Sundays we try to set aside for worshipping God with our small Quaker meeting.


8 thoughts on “About”

  1. I have some of your needles and love them. That said, the real reason I am writing is to tell you when I look for a way to relax, find internal peace, sometimes I read your blog. Your writing, your appreciation for life is always perfectly expressed. May your thoughts and feelings always continue. I thank you for them.

    Susan Sachs

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Daffodil Superwash is just itching for someone to spin it. 😀 And of course, I found you through Ravelry and Jenkins Woodworking. The N Tunisian hook is on my wish list. Beautiful work, both of you. Very inspiring. Great blog!

  3. I just read your article on WeaveZine about integrating beads into weaving. Thank you so much for such a beautifully written and illustrated lesson! I’m ready to get back to the loom and try it now!
    Maggie Davidson

  4. Hi Wanda,

    I have been researching extra large knitting needles (40mm-50mm – sorry I come from Australia so I am not sure how that translates) and I noticed that your husband looks as though he has created a few of these enigmas.

    Would you mind sending me your email address so I can send you an email to further discuss my requirement.

    Much appreciated.

    Thanks Wanda.

    Kind Regards,

    1. Hi Clare, thanks for asking. Ed made 50mm needles for a number of special requests in the past. Sad to say, he gave up making all needles and hooks due to the demand for his spindles as well as his desire to make great wheels. He found a young woman with excellent woodworking skills and taught her to make the needles and hooks. Allison took over that end of the business earlier this year. You may contact her directly at agearywoodworks @ gmail.com Her website is agearywoodworks.com It’s a work in progress since she spends the majority of time in her woodshop.

  5. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places to See. I love your blog also — so much good information and a sincere appreciation for the arts. We visited McCall, Idaho, where one of our favorite shops was a knitting shop. Loved the colors, textures, and the women inside who found a community who loved those same things, too. You may enjoy taking a look at our post on Keep Me in Stitches: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2014/02/13/colorful-yarns-comfortable-setting-keep-me-in-stitches-mccall-idaho/ Best wishes for continued success! http://ohtgheplaceswesee.com

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