Design Imagination Plus Hypothesis Testing with Christine Guest

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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!

Elegant slippers Dana Gervais

Beautiful feet with Dana Gervais

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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.

Jessica modeling In the Land of Sweets

Dancing through Design with Jessica Anderson

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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?

GAL 2018 bundle

Indie Design Gift-a-long 2018

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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 …

Bucolic Chic tied

Bucolic Chic

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Flowers in a window box, an urban garden, or the vast expanse of uninhabited countryside – discover the beauty in your surroundings… and stitches with Bucolic Chic! Cast on addictive picots and short row your stitches into a chic wearable shawl. True to its name, this relaxing knit is perfect for soaking up the cold weather sun rays.

Puddles and Lindsay on the deck

Bucolic Chic Tips and Tricks

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Tip 3: another suggestion from a review knitter – skip the counting during the shawl with a little cast on prep! After you’ve cast on half the picots for your size, place a unique marker, and cast on the remaining picots. Then simply follow the increase directions until you hit your unique marker and when you do transition to the decrease directions. No shawl stitch counting required!