3. What is your most favorite knitting (crocheting) technique?
4. When you are thinking about some new design, what inspires you the most? Is it different every time? Could you give us some examples on inspiration for some of your designs?
2. Flipping through stitch dictionaries can be pretty inspiring for me. I think it’s the part of me that loves problem solving that responds so strongly to this method. When I designed Tolovana
While I admit to loving a complicated pattern, I wanted to create something simple and flattering that could be a real wardrobe staple. I originally thought of this as just a men’s design, wanting something that was interesting enough for the knitter to want to knit it but simple enough that the more finicky men out there would be comfortable wearing it. I added the women’s version because I’ve always loved a ribbed turtleneck and I figured if I would wear it, someone else would want to, as well. On the other end of the spectrum is my Tidewater shawl and cowl. The shawl, in particular, has a fairly complicated transition between stitch patterns and is a more involved knit than some of my simpler
It was great fun and a challenge to design and I hope it’s just as fun to knit. And of course, wearing a beautiful lacy shawl is a treat. I’m always looking forward to occasions when I can justify pulling out something so elegant.
He’s just about a year old now, and shows huge progress, already, from where he was when we brought him home. All three pups are border collie mixes and all three are the best thing ever :). I strongly encourage any of you thinking about getting a dog or cat to consider checking your local shelters and rescue
FG: Marnie, wow! This is a wonderful story. Thank you for your generosity for a knitting community and your wonderful designs. I wish you much inspiration for new designs and thank you for your work at Twist Collective. I know I am talking for many people.
I know you online for a few years now and hope to meet you soon at one of the events.