It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Spotlight” post, and it’s about time!
In today’s spotlight is Karen of ChooChooKnits (and 365 / Knitterly and Crafty Folks, and Ravelry, and every cool knitting place on the internet.)
I first met Karen at the Knit-a-GoGo knitting workshop that I taught in Alexandria, VA last fall. Karen drove down to the DC area from New jersey to attend the workshop. I could tell right away that we’d get along well. Karen is one of those students that I love to have in class. She was already modifying patterns to the extent that she was really re-designing them, she was happy to be there, understood the concepts, and was helpful to the other students. I don’t mean to sound like a 3rd grade teacher, so I’ll just say this, Karen is a facilitator.
Karen is also one of those knitters who makes designers look good.
When I click on my linkbacks and see that Karen’s knit one of my designs, I go, “YAY!” because I know there will be a beautiful FO pic on Ravelry, and helpful advice for anyone in the JapelKnits group who’s struggling.
Here are some of my favorite of Karen’s interpretations of my patterns:
1. cathode october 2008 011, 2. Cable Down Raglan (finished), 3. therapi sweater for nana december 2008 015, 4. Mommy and Ramona at Alexa’s party
AND…HERE is the sweater that Karen designed at the workshop that I taught in VA!
It’s so awesome!!
Karen is also knitting TWO sample sweaters for new fall patterns!!
I’m so excited. She sent preview photos yesterday and they look SO GOOD.
THANK YOU KAREN, FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!