Here is my second of three designer interviews for this year’s Gift-a-Long.
I met Nim Teasdale in the Gift-a-Long two years ago. I was knitting one of her amazing shawls, and she was already following my blog for the stitch patterns. We have since become friends, and also collaborators. She’s designed several shawls that use my stitch patterns: some that are here on my blog, and also some that I have designed exclusively for her.
One of the things I like about the Gift-a-Long is working with other independent designers on a giant project. It’s a nice way to support each other. I also like introducing some of them to my followers.
I met Robynn on Twitter this year and then realized we’d been in the Gift-a-Long together in previous years. Somehow this is extra satisfying.
It’s winter time, and that means it’s almost time for this year’s Gift-a-long on Ravelry. More than 300 knitting and crochet designers will have patterns that can be made for this giant knit- and crochet-a-long. More details in the Ravelry group!
Once you’ve picked out your patterns, please join us in knitting or crocheting in our group. There will be games and prizes. The official Gift-a-Long ends on New Year’s Eve, but there’s a strong community that continues socializing throughout the whole year. Please join us!