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Simply Knitting Magazine Issue 145

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. πŸ˜‰


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 πŸ˜‰


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.


  • Awww Lucille… she is way too cute!!

  • Congrats on being featured in Simply Knitting Magazine! How is Lucille taking to her 15-minutes of fame πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you! Lucille is pretty exhausted from it I think. She’s napping. …she’s always napping πŸ˜‰

  • How cool! Lucille is a great model!

    I like Piecework and Knitting Traditions, magazine-wise.

    • Isn’t she though? She’s a natural πŸ™‚

      Both of those magazines are new to me so I’ll have to seek them out! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • English Girl at Home

    Gorgeous photos. I’m obsessed with Pom Pom & Amirisu knitting magazines.

    • Thank you! I’ve heard of both of those magazines but I’ve yet to really get a good look through them. I should change that πŸ™‚

  • Loran Watkins

    LUCILLE!! Pig dogs unite πŸ™‚ And the article is pretty cool too!

    • Thanks Loran! Pig dogs are the best dogs πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  • Kathy

    Lucille is such a good girl! So cute.

    • She’s a real sweetheart and I’m lucky to have her! πŸ™‚

  • jennifer miller

    Not a knitter, but I would like to try it one day. Of course, I’d need a compliant model like your Lucille, my cats would never be so cooperative. Congrats on the magazine article!

    • You should most definitely give knitting a try! It’s a very soothing, rewarding hobby once you get the hang of it. Plus it’s way more portable than sewing. Fair warning though, kitties rarely make compliant cooperative observers when there’s yarn near! Ask me how I know πŸ˜‰

      • jennifer miller

        Haha, I know how you know! And I do like the portability aspect of knitting….trying to find a project for my mom (she just moved in with us from CA). She hasn’t done any knitting in a number of years, but is ready to get started again.

        • I love for their seemingly endless library of projects to browse. I’m sure you’ll find something that suits her!

          p.s. tell Frida I said hello πŸ˜‰

  • I think I could look at pictures of Lucille in a hat all day lol

    • Ha! I don’t see myself ever getting sick of it either πŸ˜‰

  • Cheryl Hutchins

    1.) Your blog–you!–already makes me so happy. 2.) This photo shoot only multiplies that.

  • Martha C

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. What a good sport your model was! Got me itching to start a hat and living in the south I don’t wear one but one or twice a year but love the golden model so much I must make one any how.

    • Hooray! There are many different hat patterns and blends of yarn that would play well with warmer temps so I’m sure whatever you make you’ll love and wear every chance you get! πŸ™‚