Identity KAL collage

Identity KAL

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“Social distancing” the buzz word of corona safety has been my prescription for these last 20 years of EI. Truly, the last human touch I experienced, save camera mom and dad, was the doctor during my last exam back in November. It’s a tough reality and something that people with EI experience on a daily basis. However, I’ll share two secrets with you for survival during more private times. 1. Find God’s blessing in each day – from the unexpected email of a friend, to a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, to a particularly delicious yarn, CS Lewis in “Surprised by Joy” calls these love letters. By making a point to recognize each one, He will revive your spirit in ways only He can. 2. Make use of technology to stay connected. Yes, they may be virtual hugs, but try to imagine them as real and feel the connection the other person is making an effort to share with you! To that end, I’m thrilled to present the following collaborated KAL for your knitting enjoyment:

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!

Landfall shawl with pin and Puddles

Near and Far

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Thank you so much for joining Puddles and I in the Landfall challenge! The official count is in and you all raised 5 patterns for Birdie ?. To conclude our focus on the eco principle of charity, I searched around my indie friends to see what they were up to. Here are my top three favorites – near and far! Jessica Anderson and the Batcave Charity Project (in her own words) Ready to join the Batcave Challenge? Check out Jessica’s pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/to-the-batcave Christine Guest and Sparrow BagChristine Guest designed the soon-to-be-released Sparrow bag 4 years ago for an ebook to raise money for pediatric oncology research. The editor’s daughter underwent chemo and it damaged her heart. Due to her …

Ruth in cowl Bad Wolf Bay

Co Captain Ruth Brasch

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Team Indie’s Co-Captain this year is, Ruth Brasch, and her adorable new baby, Jo! I met Ruth on Ravelry, in the Indie Design Gift-a-long. A mom of 3 little ones under the age of 5, Ruth offers patterns for mom’s on the go (and non-eco amazingly colored hand dyed yarn too!). But just because she’s a purveyor of commercial yarn, this designer has a lot of eco going for her too. She and her husband are going tiny by currently retrofitting a school bus for a cross country trip! Join me as we delve into an interview with this diverse designer, who has an explorers heart and an remarkable eye for design! Q1. I’ve enjoyed knitting several of your designs, …

Puddles with team flag

Team Indie Crossword

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Game Time, knitters! Check out the crossword puzzle below and PM me on Ravelry with your filled in sheet.Ravellenics crossword puzzle Note: If you downloaded this on the 15th, there is a typo on 23 Down.  I’ve updated the jpeg and PDF. Prize Fairy Puddles will be awarding a special pattern prize in the Knit Eco Chic group picked at random from all your entries. Entries due Wednesday Feb 21st via Ravelry PM to KnitEcoChic Not on team indie? No problem. You’re eligible to play so long as you can PM me on Ravelry!

Marcela

Instagram Live

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Marcela, from Chilean Spice and Indie Nice, invited me to do an Instagram Live with her! I jumped at the opportunity… and then fessed up, so far my IG Story is blank because I’m seriously smart phone challenged and can’t figure it out!! Hehe, remember that clip from Ocean’s 13, about the soft opening / out of town preview that’s in town? So I wouldn’t feel like an absolute newbie, Marcela, the sweet gal that she is, walked me through Instagram live with a live, which we called a “sound check” yesterday… in preparation of Saturday’s live! So Saturday is the actual live event, but if you want to check out humorous outtake… aka the backstage sound check, it’s posted …

Puddles spies IG fun

Instagram Fall Shawl KAL 2017

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Everyone needs a good shawl for Fall, so I’ve joined up with a group of designers for a multi-designer shawl KAL on Instagram – #FallShawlKAL2017! How It Works: *The KAL runs until October 15, 2017 on Instagram. *Pick your favorite pattern from the list of 35 eligible patterns and get knitting. *Snap, hashtag, post, and win! Use #fallshawlkal2017 on each post to be entered into the drawings. For additional entries use the additional weekly hashtag prompts. We’ve got great prizes lined up to keep the IG fun going through th whole event! Since it’s sometimes hard to get all the info into IG’s available space we created a Raverly group. If you’ve got longer questions or just need a place …