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Simply Knitting Magazine Issue 145

May 9, 2016

If you pick up a copy of Simply Knitting magazine this month you’ll see a familiar face! Well, two familiar faces actually because the interview also features Lucille. The article is written by Judy Darley and it’s probably my favorite feature to date. I took a ton of photos of Lucille and I to send along with my interview and I wanted to share them here, too. You don’t mind a bunch of photos of Lucille wearing handmade hats, right? I figured probably not. 😉


Judy asked me some really great questions about why I got into knitting, why I started blogging, how my blog got its name, and why I love making hats so much. I also got to chat about where knitting fills all the gaps in my creative life and why I think wielding needles is on par with real wizardry. Putting all of those thoughts into words made me fall in love with knitting all over again. Teaching myself to knit wasn’t the easiest thing but I’m so happy I stuck with it!


Aside from my interview, the magazine includes many other great stories and features, a kit for making a really adorable pair of finger-less mitts, plus patterns for a ton of other projects. Oh, you’ve been dying to knit a Lumberjack Beaver* toy? Well this is the issue that will make all your dreams come true! Simply Knitting is a UK publication but you can get copies at Jo-Ann Fabrics or Barnes & Noble here in the US.

*Who doesn’t want an ax wielding, buffalo plaid clad Lumberjack Beaver in their lives. Honestly.


The hat shown above is the one I just finished and blogged about recently. In fact, all of the knits shown in the photos are ones I’ve blogged about previously and can be found in my knitting archives or on my Ravelry profile.






Lucille was such a good sport about modelling for me but by the end it was pretty obvious I was cutting into her nap time, haha! Poor kid. She puts up with so much. It’s a tough job being an internationally published knitwear model and adorable blog dog. I think she might need a raise in Buddy Biscuits 😉


I bet you’ll never guess what my next knitting project is!! …did you guess a hat? Yeah, it’s a hat. Huuuuge surprise.



If you happen to pick up a copy this month, let me know what you think of the interview!

Speaking of knitting magazines, do you have a favorite that you’d recommend? I’m always in the market for new crafty things to read.