2014 USA Olympic team sweaters

This week has been an interesting one for those who were waiting for the big reveal of the 2014 USA Olympic team uniforms. Ralph Lauren designed the uniforms again, and this time had them crafted in the US. While there are several garments included in the 2014 uniforms – one in particular has garnered a […]

“Asteri Scarf”…..stay warm with this new design

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a new, self-published design to share….and that makes “Asteri Scarf” special for me. The concept for this scarf was something I had thought about for a long time, and one I think makes for a fun scarf. I’ve seen lots of scarf, and cowl, patterns with buttons – […]

Designer Interview ~ Christine Guest Designs

Today we come to the last interview in my Indie Design Gift A-long designer interview series – isn’t that a mouthful. 🙂 Our guest today is appropriately ~ Christine Guest. Like many of us, she knit (and crocheted) a long time for herself before venturing into designing professionally. Let’s meet her…….. Tell us a bit […]

Designer Interview ~ Rebekah Evelyn Designs

Many times, when a designer is interviewed, we ask how or when did you learn to knit (or crochet). And often the answer is “a long time ago”, “from my mother or grandmother”, “in college” – or a variety of other answers. The real question we’re asking is how long have you been practicing this […]

Designer Interview ~ Sunset Cat Designs

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Stephanie Tallent when she was tech editing for Knit Circus, when Knit Circus was publishing their e-zine. She’s one of those designers who the rest of us admire and look up to…..and I’m pleased to include this interview with her in my Indie Design Gift A-long series. […]

Rodeo Knits Giveaway…..

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway for a copy of “Carriage Trail” by Steven Hicks~Rodeo Knits. If you missed my interview with him, you can read it in this post: Rodeo Knits ~ A Special Interview. And now for the news everyone is waiting for……..drum roll…….the winner of a free copy of “Carriage […]

Designer Interview ~ Fiber Dreams

One of my favorite designers is Laura Patterson of Fiber Dreams. I love how her designs are both classic and feminine. And I was really pleased when she agreed to be included in my GAL Designer Interview series. I know you’ll find her as interesting a person as I do….. Tell us a bit about […]

Designer Interview ~ GooseBear Knits

Today we meet Jessica K. Larson, who designs under the name GooseBear Knits. Jessica came to professional designing by the way of a degree in engineering, which you can see in her designs. On Ravelry, Jessica is known as “omarsyarns” – a nod to her furry companion who also frequently provides protection by laying near, […]

Rodeo Knits ~ A Special Interview

Today we have a special interview with Steven Hicks of Rodeo Knits. Anyone who has been around the ‘knit’ scene for awhile knows that while only men were allowed to join knitting guilds during the Renaissance ~ many folks are surprised to find men who not only knit today-they knit very, very well. People are surprised […]

So What Would You Knit for an Alien?

Oh, I can see your faces now – you think I’ve finally gone off the deep end – lol. No, I haven’t – not yet. I did however, happen to mention to my fellow Indie Design Gift A-Long designers that I was going to visit Roswell, NM last weekend. Last year I promised my DH […]