Recently I’ve been experimenting with different knitting styles to try and increase my knitting ergonomics and speed. So far, I’ve tried combination, Portuguese, and lever knitting- none of which helped my thumb pain I was experiencing when knitting. About a week ago I decided to take matters into my right hand and try flicking.
I feel like I don’t need to introduce Bristol… she is well represented in the design community! I can’t believe I had the chance to interview her- truly a dream come true. Bristol is a knitwear designer based in Portland, and she designs innovative, modern, well-fitting designs.
Knitting supplies, knitting notions, world yarn domination toolkit… whatever you call your favorite knitting tools, we all love a good knitting notion. Although all you really need to knit is some string ( or grass depending on how desperate you are) and a stick of some sort.
I’m always a sucker for blog posts describing the day and routines they have. It helps me think of new ideas to incorporate into my life, and they’re just really fun to read! I thought I would show you what I do every day as a teen designer.
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.