My mom taught me to knit when I was about 8 or 9 years old, and for many years we knit happily together. We used to go to the yarn shop and pick out a pattern we both liked, then each of us would choose a different color, and we would make the same sweater.
In those days, I was a strictly by-the-book knitter and sometimes wondered how anyone could ever design their own knitting patterns. But then I have found myself wanting to make beautiful and unique things, but couldn’t find a pattern that was just what I wanted to make. So, after many years of knitting other people’s patterns, I finally found the courage to strike out on my own and write patterns for the things I want to make. Hopefully you will want to make them, too.
My mom is no longer here to share this with me, but I feel that connection every time I pick up my needles and especially every time I look up and see my own daughter knitting right alongside me.
Now that the sale portion of the 2014 Indie Design Gift A-long is over…the real fun begins! Check out the Indie Design Gift A-long Group to participate in KAL/CALs, play games, win prizes and work on finishing those holiday projects! The GAL continues through our New Year’s Eve party on December 31st….so don’t be shy…everyone is welcome.
All paid patterns by participating designers are eligible for the KAL/CAL, so even if you didn’t purchase any patterns during the sale, you can still join in the fun!