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.

db-balloonDoreen Blask (Laffrenzen) publishes fabulous garment and accessory patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.

Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Doreen: Discovering all the new designers and adding to my to-do-list is the best part, I think. It’s also a great opportunity to get in touch with other designers.

Have you participated before this year?
No, this is the first year I’m in.

Welcome! Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
I am making some toys (Cheezombie’s Seahorse Pattern and others) and if I can find the time I’ll make one or two shawls (Sand Ripples shawl and maybe the Heart on Fire by Lili Go).

Aww, thanks re: Sand Ripples! That one does take a bit of time thought. Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
I think my toy patterns make great gifts for kids, especially the Cuddle Me Caterpillar , the Follow Me Mittens are great for adults 🙂

Thank you so much Doreen!

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Photos © Mrsmumpitz

Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!