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
New YouTube Channel dedicated to Crochet! Learn how to crochet from a professional :-) http://www.youtube.com/MarlyBird