Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pixie delight

Pixie Purls was our speaker for our 5 February meeting. She told us about her experiences as a blogger, a podcaster, and a knitwear designer. She talked about how she got into designing. Then she took many, many questions from the floor. She gave us a recommendation on microphones. She suggested that bloggers post about once a week, so as not to spam your audience. She recommended carefully branding yourself, including having a good logo. And she talked about her delightful designs for her daughter, and for others who have sweet wee ones to clad in hand-knitted goodness.

All of these patterns are available through Pixie Purls or some of our local shops, including Only Ewe and Cotton Too. You can see more at Pixie Purls' website and blog.

This first outfit is Countrie Kiddie. It is a cute top made from sock yarn. As you can see, self-striping sock yarn can do really nice things in a baby garment.

The second picture is Fruit Loop. This looks like a very fun pattern, the color and texture adding visual and knitting interest.

Bitty Bolero is the most recent pattern. We wouldn't want our wee ones to be chilled on those autumn and winter nights. (It isn't spring yet!)

If you would like to read what Pixie Purls had to say about her experience at our meeting, you can read this blog entry. Thank you to Pixie Purls for agreeing to speak at our meeting. And thank you to our programs chair, Elizabeth C., for her work bringing us interesting speakings such as Pixie Purls.

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