Marlaina "Marly" Bird

Marlaina “Marly” Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn’t looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it.

She’s the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011), I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting Entrelac (Leisure Arts, 2014), and Knitting for Dummies 3rd ed.(Wiley, 2013). Marly is also creative director for Bijou Basin Ranch Yarns and you’ve seen her designs in Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet, Knitter’s, Knit Simple, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Inside Crochet, Wild Fiber and Petite Purls, and in many collaboration knitting and crochet books. In her spare time she raises three kids with her husband in suburban Denver.

Marly has 3 classes available on Craftsy.com-- Curvy Crochet, Curvy Knits, Mittens & Gloves Galore.

When Marly was asked about a typical day for her, she answered: There is no such thing as a typical day at the office for me. Since this has become a full time job I notice that each day is totally different and brings its own challenges. If I’m not answering email I am writing patterns and getting yarn ready to be shipped to contract knitters and crocheters; or I am sketching a design idea and swatching with new yarn; or I’m finishing up a project that has to get to fed-ex before the 7:30pm last pick up. I am always busy. I don’t even know how I do it half the time!

I guess the one typical thing for me is every Tuesday at 10am I do the live podcast. It can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing or on my website www.MarlyBird.com

original designs  

from Love of Knitting, Winter 2012
from Craftsy Class: Mittens & Gloves Galore
from MarlyBird.com
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2012
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2012
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2012
from Crochet Today!, Nov/Dec 2012
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Craftsy Class: Mittens & Gloves Galore
from Craftsy Class: Mittens & Gloves Galore
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from Craftsy Class: Mittens & Gloves Galore
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Craftsy Class: Mittens & Gloves Galore
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from Love of Crochet, Holiday 2012
from MarlyBird.com
from Creative Knitting Presents, Fall 2012...
from Bijou Basin Ranch
from Love of Knitting, Holiday 2012
from Crochet Today! Sept/Oct 2012
from Crochet Today! Sept/Oct 2012
from Love of Knitting, Holiday 2012
from Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that ...
from Kollage Yarns
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from MarlyBird.com
from Marly Bird Stitches Class
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from MarlyBird.com
from Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Croche...
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2012
from Kollage Yarns
from Kollage Yarns
from MarlyBird.com
from Kollage Yarns
from Kollage Yarns
from Kollage Yarns
from Kollage Yarns
from Kollage Yarns
from Your Knitting Life, June/July 2012
from Your Knitting Life, June/July 2012

designs from Marlaina "Marly" Bird and Jill Wright

from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet