Black Friday~Cyber Monday Sale!

Do you remember when you’d get together with your friends and brave the crowds to go shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving? While that is still a memorable outing…there are options. This year, I’m holding my first ever Black Friday~Cyber Monday Sale! Today through November 28, 2016 all my patterns listed here on my website are […]

Meet Henry ~ Charity Knitter….

A little while ago I noticed a project on Ravelry that used my Menat Scarf, with custom touches I thought were really nice. So I contacted the person who posted the project…and met a person I would like to introduce you to. Henry knits because he can, and donates his projects to charity because he […]

UK Indie Designer Miranda Jollie…..

Throughout the 2014 Indie Design Gift A-long I’ve been introduced to new designs and new designers. Each designer has an interesting story and history. Miranda Jollie is special since she’s a “criminal barrister” (attorney) by day and a designer by night ~ two very different worlds. Having not interviewed a barrister/designer before, I knew you’d […]

An Interview with Nina Machlin Dayton….

Behind the scenes of any successful venture are a few folks who are dedicated, hard-working and superb organizers….Nina Machlin Dayton is not only one of the folks behind the scenes for the 2014 Indie Design Gift A-long, she is also a very talented designer. During the organizing phase of the GAL I had a few conversations with […]

Meet Linda Choo ~ Indie Designer

One of the fun aspects of the annual Indie Designer Gift A-long promotion is the designer interviews we get to do. Last year I met several wonderful designers, and this year I am meeting more. One is Linda Choo, who designs under her Garden Canadensis label. She also maintains the “fiber” side of her family’s […]

It’s Gift A-long Time Again!

Want to have some crafting fun? Then come on over and join the 2014 Indie Designer Gift A-long on Ravelry! This year’s event is going to be awesome….more designers, more patterns on sale, more prizes…..more fun. What is a Gift A-long you might ask? It’s a KAL/CAL hosted by some pretty awesome designers (293 this […]

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 […]