Alacali ~ A Scarf for All Seasons…..

alacali scarf

Winter weather has really taken hold here in Colorado…so staying warm is at the top of everyone’s list. Alacali Scarf will help keep your neck warm, whether as an fashion accent or under your coat collar. Newly released, this pattern is fun & easy to knit. Alacali is a great project for that single skein of […]

UK Indie Designer Miranda Jollie…..

beacon scarf by 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….

montague street cowl by 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

shades of acer shawls by linda choo

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!

blue spruce hat

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 […]