One of the things I love most about the Indie GAL (Gift-A-Long) is the chance to discover and/or promote other designersâ€™ work. Over the course of the GAL Iâ€™ll be publishing gift-knitting related interviews with designers whose work I admire.
Steph:Â Have you participated as a designer before this year? If yes, whatâ€™s your favorite favorite part of the GAL?
I participated as a designer for the first time last year and loved it! My favorite part is just the amazing amount of energy and excitement everyone has towards knitting giftsâ€¦ for others or themselves! 🙂 I love how the GAL combines a makerâ€™s love forÂ makingÂ with the fun of doing it together! (Seeing everyoneâ€™s projects coming together is so fun!)
Are you participating as a knitter/crocheter? if no, what would you, had you the time?
I really had hoped to participate this year, but my designer side got the better of me and so while IÂ amÂ over here knitting gifts for sweet new babiesâ€¦ Iâ€™m designing them. 🙂 If I had all the time in the world, though, I would definitely knit myself a new sweaterâ€¦ itâ€™s been too long!Â Sarah Cookeâ€™sâ€œ(Grown Up) Silver Birchâ€ is a lovely, cabled cardigan that I came across via the GAL, and she even has aÂ matching kidsâ€™ versionÂ that gets me since Iâ€™ve got little ones. Too much! (She has a number of other great designs, too, in her bundle for the GAL!)
Which of your patterns do you think make the best gifts?
It depends on who you are knitting for and how much time you have! 🙂 For last minute gifts, my â€œCuppa Cozyâ€ pattern makes a great tea or coffee themed gift and my â€œJar Topper Washclothâ€ not only is cute and practical, but looks super cute on top of a mason jar filled with a cookie mix! If you have more time, slippers always make perfect gift and my â€œModern Mocsâ€ come in sizes to fit the whole family!
Thanks for being interviewed!
photos Â© Bekah Knits
Donâ€™t forget to check out theÂ Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on RavelryÂ to join in the fun!