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.

beb-tigerBarbara (aka Browneyedbabs) publishes adorable toy patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.

Steph: What’s your favorite part of the GAL?
Barbara: Seeing all of the other designers’ designs – I always discover new-to-me designers and exciting patterns for my queue.

Have you participated before this year?
Yes, I’ve been in the GAL since it began in 2013.

Awesome! Are you participating as a knitter? if yes, what are you planning on knitting? if no, what would you, had you the time?
I love joining in with the GAL and normally knit things for myself. This year I’m making a cowl (Adama by Hilary Smith Callis) for myself and I’m going to complete a cardigan I started during last year’s GAL (it won’t be eligible for the competition but I really want it finished!). I’m also planning to knit some baby things since I’m expecting another baby.

Good for you! I’ve found several things I want just for me too lol. Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
Kids seem to love my Kitty puppet  and Kangaroo and Joey  puppets; they like the interaction and potential for story telling.
For adults, I’ve also had really positive reactions to the Chameleon which is quite unusual.

Thank you so much Barbara!

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Photos © Browneyedbabs

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