For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Stephanie van der Linden

My grandma taught me these great things: knitting (of course) and . . . kindness (I think). THANK YOU, EXCUSE ME and YOU’RE WELCOME with a friendly smile have opened many doors so far. And they always calm the waves when I have to confess a shopping binge in my favorite yarn shop.