Spotlight ON: Creative CeCi

Spotlight ON: Creative CeCi

As I continue to use this space to feature spotlights on various makers and people in the fiber community, I thought I would introduce you to one of my squad: Cecilia Nelson-Hurt - also known as Creative CeCi. She is not only a fabulous fiber friend, but a brilliant thinker, prayer warrior and is about to launch her new Podcast! Say hello to Creative CeCi!

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Knitter's Pride: Our Hands That Stitch

Knitter's Pride: Our Hands That Stitch

I look at the beautiful humans who attended Stitch Up Chicago and I see such diversity and representation in age, gender, heritage, skin color and stitch discipline. One of the attendees said to me; “This is the most diverse and inclusive event I have ever been to”. I cried. Because that is my commuKnitty.

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Everyone Gets Tacos. Everyone Gets Kits. A KnitCrate Fiesta!

Everyone Gets Tacos. Everyone Gets Kits. A KnitCrate Fiesta!

Celebrate Stitch Up Chicago the KnitC rate Way. Everyone gets tacos. Everyone gets a KnitCrate Kit. And everyone has a good time! Toss in a little impromptu birthday celebration and you have the makings of a fabulous Saturday night! This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Red Heart & Moogly Bring The Awesome To Chicago!

Red Heart & Moogly Bring The Awesome To Chicago!

Red Heart and Tamara of Moogly brought serious amounts of fiber awesome to Stitch Up Chicago. A very special yarn tasting community event like no other and a treat making the Artfully Simple Cowl. This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Universal Yarn: Oh So Gradient!

Universal Yarn: Oh So Gradient!

Universal Yarn has been a supporter and sponsor of Stitch Up Chicago for 3 years now. Since the very first event, the Universal team has seen the vision and supported this community. Kicking off Stitch Up Chicago with Universal Yarn Stitch Night was just perfect. The smiles & stitches tell the story!

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Talitha Kuomi And The Break Up Knits

Talitha Kuomi And The Break Up Knits

I am so excited to celebrate Talith’as new accomplishments with this book. She is right: Break Ups are never easy so let us knit our way through those rough days to creating beautiful objects we can celebrate! And now you can enter here to win a copy of your very own It’s Not Me, It’s You and get started on these fabulous designs. Also scroll down to see Tal’s hilarious fun interview with Kristy Glass.

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Allison's Pajamas & A Free Shawl Patttern

Allison's Pajamas &  A Free Shawl Patttern

When Allison sent me her worsted in Allison’s Pajamas and Chocolate Brownie I was not only hungry and wanted to have a PJ party but I knew instantly I wanted to design a transitional season shawl. The Highland Shawl is exactly what I envisioned - and we know that never happens in deign process so yay for that bonus! This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Say Hello To The Oliphant Kat Shawl!

Say Hello To The Oliphant Kat Shawl!

Continuing my New York City roots exploration and shining a spotlight on other makers & designers, I want to introduce you to Katrina Walser of Oliphant Kat and her newest design for us: Emilia’s Nursing Shawl. And don’t worry - no baby is required to create and love this designer and this design!

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Spotlight ON: GGMadeIt

Spotlight ON: GGMadeIt

Some people just beam and radiate light and love when you are in their presence. In the fiber world, my friend GG is one of them. I asked her our Maker Profile Questions and got her thoughts on the current conversation of diversity and inclusion.

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