I used to think that creativity meant starting with nothing and making it into something, like having a blank canvas and creating a beautiful painting or starting with nothing but a blob of clay and sculpting it into a masterpiece. … Continue reading Creativity = Putting Things Together
After finishing a ton of washcloths for my friend’s open house last week, I started knitting cowls. I needed a change and thought I’d see how my wavy checkerboard stitch pattern would look in cowl form (I currently use it … Continue reading Cute Cowls
I dislike almost everything I knit–at first. Eventually I come around and end up liking or even loving my projects. I’m not sure why it’s not love at last stitch. Maybe I need to just “get used to” the project. … Continue reading I call a “Do Over”!
Got a challenging pattern? And it’s charted? You need a hack! I’m working on a 67 stitch, 88 row charted pattern printed on one page. It’s been a challenge to remember what row I’m on, so I created a few … Continue reading Keeping Track of Charted Rows
I thought I’d take some time to gather the links of podcasts and video-casts that have kept me entertained (and thinking) as I knit. I hope you enjoy them too! Smells Like Yarn podcaster Ross buys lots of yarn and … Continue reading Cool Podcasts
Today I discovered Bunny Totem Knits was unexpectedly featured in a podcast on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/smells-like-yarn/3495299/1-25 (Ross [scrappylad] talks about my shop from 8:45 to 10:15.) When I was listening to Ross talk about my patterns, I realized I don’t have … Continue reading Why “Bunny Totem Knits”?
Every sale on Ravelry feels like a victory to me! Continue reading Adventures in Advertising
I’ve done a bunch of knitting and designing and I’ve worked on this blog—whoot! Continue reading Reflection on Mission Statement
I’d say that rather than “crystal,” I’m at a “frosty glass” sort of clear. Continue reading Vision/ Mission/ Values of Summer 2016 Update
I shouldn’t be surprised that creating knitting patterns takes lots of drafting, reflecting, revising and re-drafting since I teach English; however, I had no idea this pattern would take 6 drafts for 1 final version. Check ’em out: Draft 1 … Continue reading Never-ending Drafts