Let’s get to know Freba a bit more, one of the smiling faces that may greet you when you stop in at My Sister Knits.
Having grown up in Kabul, Afghanistan, Freba was surrounded by knitting women and took up the needles, fashioned from a dry branch, herself at age 5 after asking her mother to teach her. Freba is an active woman who loves the outdoors and traveling. Before having her two sons, Zaki and Rabi ages 13 and 9 respectively, she trekked to the Mount Everest basecamp in Nepal and climbed Aconcagua in Argentina, Mount McKinley in Alaska and several 14er’s in the US.
Seven years ago Freba’s husband accepted a position with the City of Fort Collins and it has been their home ever since. She loves spending time hiking and rock climbing with her boys, especially at Horsetooth Park and Piano Rock.
Freba enjoys all types of knitting. Currently she is attracted to designs by Jared Flood, Elizabeth Zimmermann and Kate Jackson. When asked what project she is the most proud of making she replied, “Whatever I am working on today.” She has a similar attitude towards techniques she wishes to learn, “Everyday I keep myself open to learn whatever technique comes my way.” She would like to expand her fiber arts skills and learn to crochet, sew and do Afghan embroidery in addition to knitting.
The driving force behind bringing back the community knitting aspect to Tuesday nights at My Sister Knits, Freba is wishing to not only bring our local knitting community closer but to also reach out to other people locally and globally to lend them our love and support.