Katie Bredbeck

I’m Katie. My pronouns are she/her.
I’m a white, cis-gender woman married to a guy.
We have four kids ages 6 to 18. They make a lot of laundry.
I can’t keep houseplants alive. Or electronics.
I’m an ambivert. I’m a writer. I’m not your librarian.
I’m obsessed with music, podcasts, and audiobooks.
I love to knit in public. I love to sing, but not in public.
I have a degrees in poetry, women’s studies, and French.
I was the first person in my family to get a Bachelor’s degree.
I love vegan food, but I’m slightly more omnivorous than vegetarian.
I grew up in Texas, but no one believes I’m from there. (Ditto America.)
I grew up working class.
My family immigrated to the Netherlands 4 years ago.
That was the first time I used my passport. (Age 37)
Everyone thinks we live in Amsterdam.
I speak 3 languages: English, French, and Dutch.
I also speak fluent sarcasm.
I taught myself to knit from a kids knitting book.
I taught myself continental knitting from YouTube.
I can also sew, embroider, crochet, weave, and spin.
I’m fat, and I find it annoying. I’m not that tall, but I have really big feet.
I’m a very serious person with a very dark sense of humor.
I love making change happen, but I hate opening anything other than yarn post.

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