I’ve been a huge fan of Aroha Knits since a few months ago. She actually started designing soon after she learned how to knit, which is really inspiring to me. You don’t have to wait to really begin to delve deep into the gears of knitting- challenge yourself, and play. Let’s get into the interview!
The day has finally come. You can feel the yarn on your hands, warm and light. You knit, furiously and expeditiously. Nothing can stop you now. Suddenly, your knitting comes to a prompt halt when you realize that you only have 6 meager inches of yarn left. You look down. Has the time really come?
Guys, this interview is PACKED with information from one of my favorite indie dyers, Felicia Lo. She’s multi- craftual, managing to fit in dyeing, spinning, knitting, weaving, and quilting while managing a business team, brick and mortar store, and a website/blog. Amazing, right?
So many things to knit, so little time. That’s what life as a knitter with access to Ravelry is usually like. If we could knit faster and finish those Christmas knits in half the time… maybe our whole stash would actually fit into our basement. But when you knit slowly, it’s hard to start pumping out FOs like Miriam Tegles.
Nostalgia, my old friend. When I look back at when I was a beginner knitter, there are so many things that I just wish I knew when I started, things that would have made my trek from a total beginner to where I am now so much faster.
Wool, my (old) love. It’s warm yet cool, comes in soft AND itchy varieties (meaning you can knit for your friends and enemies with only one fiber!), and can be easily dyed into beautiful colors. Plus, sheep are adorable.
But… I’m vegan.
What’s a wool loving vegan to do in this dilemma? Well, there’s really only one answer… find other yarn!
I’m so excited to share this week’s interview with you! Stacey is a knitting and crochet designer, and she’s the creative mastermind behind Fresh Stitches. She designs crochet amigurumi, as well as knitting patterns. I’ve been following her blog for a long time. When I first found out about her, I read all of her posts in about 3 days- and she has a lot. She’s just that awesome!
Trying to improve knitting speed doesn’t equal more completed projects. Even the speediest knitters will tell you that if you never knit, you will never make progress on your knitting. The true key to producing more knitting faster is simply knitting more.
Welcome to the very first interview in Dye One, Purl Two! When I was coming up with this series, the first person who came to mind to interview was Stephanie, an indie dyer from Space Cadet Yarn. I’ve been a longtime fan of her newsletter and yarns and knew I had to share her genius with you.