Ready to take your Christmas knitting virtual? Puddles and I are joining the Fasten Off YAL (yarn-a-long) both as a designer and Great Dane blanketed knitter.
Design Imagination Plus Hypothesis Testing with Christine Guest
A friend of a friend, internet style. It’s so fun how people meet in this day and age – I meet Christine through an internet friend and maybe one day I’ll meet them both in real life. Innovation is key in Christine’s designs. So for our final GAL interview, let’s see what inspires her to think outside the knitted box!
Beautiful feet with Dana Gervais
Do you have beautiful feet? This line from a favorite childhood song is the first thing that pops to mind when perusing Dana Gervais’ amazing pattern catalogue. From amazing cables, to cheery color work, and incredible lace, Dana’s got patterns to make your toes win the award for best dressed! Let’s see if we can uncover the method behind this designer’s fabulous footwear… please join me in welcoming GAL designer Dana to the blog.
Dancing through Design with Jessica Anderson
An interview with Jessica Anderson – Looking at your Ravelry profile you’ve got a full house, homeschool, and a prolific publishing schedule with 36 releases thus far this year. I’ve not even managed my desired minimum of 12 with only a Great Dane to care for. What’s your secret? How do you do it… ALL?
Wow! I didn’t realize that I had that many releases this year (and I thought it was a slow year!) I actually get asked this question, in various forms, a lot, because I do homeschool, work for a yarn company, and design, so I started a monthly “BizzyMom Series” where I tackle some of the how’s each month. My top secrets though?
Indie Design Gift-a-long 2018
The 6th annual Indie Design Gift-a-long kicks off tonight!! Nov 23rd, 2018 at 8pm EST Puddles and I are both returning this year – me to my admin and games duties and him to his spreading of the stitches… both yarn and laughter. If you’re new to the giftalong (aka GAL) here’s how it works: Quote:We are prepping for the holidays as only fiber folks can, with special deals from tons of indie designers! This is our 6th annual GAL, and we are super excited to celebrate it all with you! What is Gift-A-Long? It’s a multi-designer promotion to help you kick your holiday gift-making into high gear! The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 6 week long KAL/CAL of holiday …
Camera dad and I are still kicking it up here in Canada for treatment, but I had to pause to gush – I got to meet a couple of you wonderful knitters in real life!
5th Annual Indie Design Giftalong
The 5th annual Indie Design Giftalong starts in 5 days! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes getting ready for next week’s cast on date!! Plus to celebrate during 5, this year, we’ve come up with some Instagram post challenges. Puddles and I are hosting Christmas this year… and there is a certain pattern, cough CAMBER cough, which is this close to being ready to publish after 3+ years in process! Puddles is excited to continue in his role of unofficial GAL mascot. We’re looking forward to snapping lots of new fun pictures with him and yarn for spreading the GAL cheer! Come the start date, I’ll be joining as a knitting participant (not a designer) and would love …
Travel with GAL 2016 Designers
As the 4th annual Indie Design Gift-a-long approaches our blow out New Year’s Eve bash, I came across something extra special from one of our designers that I couldn’t wait to tell you all about. I know you’ve seen some of her work before (Puddles & dad have modeled it), but she also does jaw dropping, gorgeous, wow shawls as well as Mosaic knits. US-based indie designer Simone Kereit created Knitterati Retreats to introduce knitters from around the world to her home country of Switzerland! Simone offers 2 retreats for 2017: Schloss Munchenwiler runs July 31st- August 6th (left picture above) and Riederalp & Aletsch Glacier Retreat runs August 7th to 13th (right picture above). They both look absolutely amazing! …
Odds & Ends, and an Interview
First off, I want to apologize for the hiccups with the mailchimp blog delivery lately. I hope it is all now fixed, but if you ever have any issues, please feel free to message me. The Indie Design Gift-a-long continues to go strong! I was blessed to be interviewed by designer, Carolyn MacPherson, on her podcast, The Next Beautiful Thing. Interested in learning more about me & Puddles? Check it out here! I’m knitting one of Carolyn’s patterns as part of my “dessert” GAL knitting – if you are looking for quick and easy slippers this winter, check out her “No Place Like Home” design! You won’t be disappointed… I’m on to pair 3 because it is just so well …
The 12 Days of Indie Patterns Christmas Song
Yes you guessed it, this is a spin on the 12 Days of Christmas song. So when you sing each line, be sure to read the lines above it and carry the tune throughout! On the 1st day of the Indie Design Gift-a-long, my true love gave to me: A “Bee Key Pears Mittens” in a “Huggable Christmas Tree“by Virginia Sattler-Reimer and Claire Slade, respectively. On the 2nd day of the Indie Design Gift-a-long, my true love gave to me: 2 “Mini Turtle” “Tuff Love” “Love Birds”by Doreen Blask (Laffrenzen), Faye Kennington, and Stana D.Sortor, respectively. On the 3rd day of the Indie Design Gift-a-long, my true love gave to me: 3 “French Oak” “Fancy Hen(s)”by Marie Greene and Ella …