Pam Grushkin learned to knit at a young age from her mother. First as a passion and lifeline, knitting is now her chosen career. Grushkin has been teaching knitting to people of all ages for four years both at yarn stores and independently. Knitting is not only her hobby and job, but it also represents being part of a greater community of people who share in their joy of yarn, fiber, color, creating and people. Knitting (and crocheting) is a wonderful hobby that enables people to be creative, meditative in a craft and productive in a unique way. In today's fast paced lifestyle, it's a way to slow down and relax.