This week I’d like to talk a bit about customer appreciation. Our customers are the reason we do what we do, and the reason we can continue doing what we love. It’s important to take the time thank them. But how do you do that? As designers we don’t often get face-to-face time with ourRead more »

Here’s what’s going on this week for our Stitch Sprouts designers! From Bonnie Sennott: The Third Annual Neckwear KAL starts September 7 in the Ravelry Blue Peninsula group. Any of my scarf, cowl, or shawl patterns can be made for this KAL, and we have some great prizes, too. Join us to knit something lovely for yourself (or someoneRead more »

Here’s what’s sprouting with Stitch Sprout designers this week! From Jen Lucas: Jen has two new patterns available on the Willow Yarns website. The first is Daphne – a half-circle crocheted shawl. It’s Jen’s first published crochet pattern! The second is Sefarina – a top-down knit crescent shawl with a simple knitted-on border. Jen’s SummerRead more »

Every designer has a personal style; but finding your unique style can be a journey. Like any artist many designers begin by imitating or trying out the styles of other, more established, designers first. This is fine and even a good place to start. I love this Stephen King quote and think it can applyRead more »

Here’s what’s sprouting this week! From Angela Tong: Knitting Daily featured my unique construction for my Interlock Cowl from the new book, Weekend Wraps. I use a bulky weight yarn and brioche stitch for this cowl which makes it a quick weekend knit. On my blog, I recently explored pattern weaves on the Zoom Loom.

The Stitch Sprouts designers have been busy! Here’s What’s Sprouting for this first week in August. From Jen Lucas: Jen Lucas has a new pattern, Yingarna, available on Ravelry. It’s a sideways-knit asymmetrical triangle shawl with a lace border on all three edges. You can get $2 off the pattern with the coupon code “gradientlace”Read more »

Back in May I talked about inspiration and where it comes from. I thought I would revisit this topic because it’s so very important. Today I’d like to talk about some tools that help me harness and manage inspiration. Inspiration is a tricky thing. Sometimes it seems like nothing in the world could move me toRead more »