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!
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.
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?
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!
For our Bucolic Chic KAL interview, let me introduce you to the mind behind the newly released “Knitting Wild” book!
Eco Inspiration – A Family Tale (or is it Tail)
Way back in April of 2016 mom got the knitting “bug”… finally, I’d say! She picked my upcoming 50th release, Cowgirl Chic, as her pattern and this gorgeous Malabrigo and began the picot cast on!
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.
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!
The Fall shawl KAL cast on is days away! To celebrate our annual “chic” release what’s better than an IG fall shawl KAL to go with it.
How It Works: