One of the things I love most about the Indie GAL (Gift-A-Long) is the chance to discover and/or promote other designers’ work. Over the course of the GAL I’ll be publishing gift-knitting related interviews with designers whose work I admire.
Ruth Brasch publishes sweet, fun, kid- and adult-friendly patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.
Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Ruth: I love the way the crafting community comes together for this event! I’ve found participants and designers to be overwhelming enthusiastic and supportive of each other, and the atmosphere it creates is an absolute joy to see and experience.
Have you participated before this year?
This is my 3rd year participating in the GAL as a knitter, my 2nd year participating as a designer, and my 1st year participating as a mod.
Fantastic! Thank you for being a mod by the way – you guys do so much behind the scenes work! What are you planning on knitting?
My current plans involve a Dino Topper for my 3 year old son who is obsessed with dinosaurs, La Spiga (I made one of these for my sister last year, and now her friend wants one!), and some Verdon Socks for myself. Who knows from there – I’m constantly finding gorgeous new patterns that I want to make.
That Dino Topper is adorable. Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
The Ode to Summer Hat is always a winner – it’s great for adults and kids alike, and knits up much more quickly than you’d expect. I’m Keeping this Hat is fantastic for crocheters, and is fairly unisex, and I’ve knit Kari Slouchy Hat in less than 2 hours from start to finish, so it would be great for last minute gifting, and is also unisex (can you tell I have a thing about hats?).
Hats are great. 🙂 Thanks so much for the interview!
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