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.
Barbara (aka Browneyedbabs) publishes adorable toy patterns. Check out her Ravelry page here.
Steph: Whatâ€™s your favorite part of the GAL?
Barbara: Seeing all of the other designersâ€™ designs – I always discover new-to-me designers and exciting patterns for my queue.
Have you participated before this year?
Yes, Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m making a cowl (Adama by Hilary Smith Callis) for myself and Iâ€™m going to complete a cardigan I started during last yearâ€™s GAL (it wonâ€™t be eligible for the competition but I really want it finished!). Iâ€™m also planning to knit some baby things since Iâ€™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, Iâ€™ve also had really positive reactions to the Chameleon which is quite unusual.
Thank you so much Barbara!
Photos Â© Browneyedbabs
Don’t forget to check out the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun!