Introduce Yourself!

Day 06

Once upon a time, I wrote a post where I asked you guys to introduce yourself. It’s very old now and, I had completely forgotten about it until Molly found it and left an introduction. I think it might be time for a new introduction/get-to-know-you post. Don’t you think?

So please introduce yourself! Tell us your name, your blog, and something about you. You can share whatever you’d like. What are your favorite crafts? What’s your favorite movie? Do you have pets? How do you feel about breakfast food?






50 responses to “Introduce Yourself!”

  1. I like to keep my online identity safe from work related activities so I go by RC or craftyland. I love all kinds of crafts – knitting, quilting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, card making, and most recently weaving (which I now LOVE). I can’t remember how I came across your blog but I love your projects and how personable you are.

    Breakfast is the best meal of the day!

    1. I totally understand using nicknames online. I was really careful to keep my name off of the internet until I started designing.

  2. My name is Vanessa and I blog over at! I love to knit, crochet, embroider/needlepoint and sew. I like to collect miniature figures too. I have two sneaky cats and I love breakfast food.

  3. My name is Holly and I blog at! I’m a knitter, designer, Tech Editor and contract knitter. I’m a fan of activity (running, ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, hiking, camping, etc), animals, music and making new friends!

  4. I’m Allison and I blog at I’ve been a knitter for about 9 years now and I’ve just recently learning how to sew. I definitely still favor knitting because you can just rip out your project if you’ve made a mistake- sewing isn’t so forgiving. I like outdoorsy stuff like hiking and camping. I’m a big Star Trek fan and at some point in the future I probably will get a dog (most likely a beagle). I’m normally eat oatmeal for breakfast because cereals don’t keep me full for long.

    1. Are you going to name your beagle Porthos? πŸ˜‰

      1. haha maybe. I also like Worf or Schran for the dog’s name.

  5. Hi, Andi!
    I’m Michele, aka PDXKnitterati, and I blog at I knit, design, teach, tech edit, blog. I came across your blog last year, maybe through KCBW? I love how you always have very interesting knitterly observations.

  6. Thanks for the call out Andi!

    I’ll repeat this here, since you asked different questions : )

    I’m Molly, at and I am interested in a lot of things, right now it is baking bread, writing a novel, and trying to climb 5.10 b, and obviously knitting. Favorite movie: The Matrix, Pets: my husband is really into tropical fish right now. And when I eat breakfast, I tend to have a green chile bagel with garlic herb shmear.

    It was a ton of fun reading through your blog, I’m interested to see where you are heading in terms of design and crafty challenges.

  7. Greetings!
    I’m Robin and you’ll find me blogging happily away at
    I am a crochet fanatic and I love books (I’m a librarian by day…) I write about the things I love and take lots of pictures to help bring my projects to life!
    Blogging is a fantastic creative outlet. I’ve met so many wonderful people and learned so much – I can’t wait t see what the future holds!

  8. Hi! Cecilia here. I blog over at about knitting and the occasional array into crochet. I don’t remember how I found your blog, but I’m glad I did and I had been familiar with your designs through Ravelry. My favorite movie is the Lion King. Other than knitting, I don’t really craft. The other creative outlet I love is playing guitar and songwriting. As for breakfast foods- I love sweet things for breakfast and I have actual issues with eating things that aren’t traditional breakfast foods first thing in the morning. My ex used to cook and eat things like burgers for breakfast. Not for me. haha

  9. Hi my name is Monita! I’m fairly new to this blog but I like it very much. I’m from northern Sweden, have two kids, two cats, married and I blog at (in swedish), where I write about everyday life, knitting, books, food etc. I started knitting about two years ago and now I can’t live without it. I’m obsessed with Lord of the rings, Twilight and the Hunger games (both movies and books). πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Andi πŸ™‚
    My name is Steph but my blog name/online name is Stephcuddles. A little predictable but my blog is I totally love knitting (who doesn’t!?) and I have a real passion for music. My favourite movie is Pretty in Pink. I have a cat who lives with my mum and he is a whingy, needy little kitty. And breakfast food? Gotta have something cereal-like with a cuppa sweet coffee. Tis nice having a ‘getting to know you, getting to know all about you’ session πŸ˜€

  11. Hi, I’m Rilana. That is my real name. I live in Portland, OR. I’m originally from Tacoma/Parkland, WA area. I am a Mom, Wife, Blogger, Knitter, etc. I have three cats, who make appearances on my blog often. I design knitting patterns. Ummmm…what else? I don’t really have a favorite movie. I love epic movies. (ie: Troy, Titanic, Braveheart, Gladiator, etc) I am a voracious fiction reader. Constantly reading on my Kindle. I love ALL music…old style “new wave” stuff is great. (INXS, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails…) I am a super fan girl for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, True Blood and Supernatural tv shows.

    πŸ™‚ I will shut up now…Lol.

  12. I’m Anushka and I blog at I am a costume designer and maker as well as knitter and musician, haha! Many strings to my bow.

  13. Hi Andi!
    My name is Sandra and I love knit!
    I am Brazilian and live in Santos, a city on the coast of Brasil.
    I follow your blog since last year and love it.
    I love my pets too, I have 2 dogs.

  14. Hi Andi! I’ve been following your blog for a couple years now. I’m Jules and my blog is where I write about knitting, crafting and chronicling the antics of my three kids. I knit, dabble in crochet and am learning to sew. I like all kinds of movies but i tend to watch reruns of old tv shows (currently watching Quantum Leap and Lost). Breakfast is usually a bowl of cereal or sometimes for a treat, a sesame bagel with cream cheese.

    Thanks for sharing your craftiness – from the blog tips to your cross stitch creations to your knitting, it’s pretty inspirational.

  15. Lisa S.

    I’m either Seaboe Muffinchucker or Lisa S. in Seattle online. I blog as Seaboe on livejournal. I write about whatever strikes my fancy including, on occasion, crafts. I have no pets, except by proxy. I do have siblings, nieces and nephews (I have some of those by proxy, too).

    I knit, sew, do beadwork, spin, cross-stitch and occasionally crochet.

    Lisa S. in Seattle

  16. Hey! I’m Sophie, and my blog is I was in Mexico last summer, doing a ton of surfing and reading and some writing, and one afternoon I had a thought – “knitting.” Just like that. From – the universe? As I was in a small fishing village with not even a hint of a yarn store I had to wait (for a month) until I returned to the U.S. so that I could start! And now I love it so much it’s hard to believe I haven’t been knitting even a year yet. I have two dogs and a bunch of ridiculous chickens, I love to garden, I really love good cheese and dark dark chocolate, and a really good snack is Persian cucumbers with Korean red chile sauce. I quite enjoy your blog – it has a good mix of photos vs. writing. Thanks!

  17. I’m Zoe, and online I am I love all things yarny and fabricy too. I live in UK and love your blog. I find it’s style very refreshing. Not telling us what to do, or how to do it. More of a sneaky peek into your world! Breakfasts cereals are not really my thing – but I do believe porridge is the way forward! Oh and I’m getting married TOMORROW!!

  18. Hi Andi, I am Sue from Melbourne, Australia and I have a blog called Knitter Sue which is I love to knit and sometimes sew and a bit of gardening. At the moment we are in the middle of winter so it has been great to sit and do lots of knitting. I always love to see what your knitting on your blog and your use of colors too.

  19. Hello! I am Emma, I’m a Brit and I go by emmafolds on the internet. I am mainly a knitter, though I like to rather unsuccessfully dabble in other crafts when the mood takes me. I am absolutely a dog lover, but I can’t have a dog (my rented third floor apartment won’t allow it), and I get kind of emotional about this. I feel the urge to pet ALL the dogs I see and have been known to tear up with joy when having cuddles with a canine companion. My favourite movies are conspiracy thriller types (Arlington Road, The Game, Rear Window, In the Line of Fire) and I also proudly love Star Trek. I am an avid reader of many different crafty blogs, including yours, but rarely a commenter. Let me take this opportunity to say: you inspire me to design knits. You make it look so easy!

    1. Aw. I was like that about dogs when I was at college and Bean was living with my parents. It’s no fun.

  20. I’m Ivana, I’m a Croat currently living in Belgium. I’ve had the knitting bug for a few years now, and I loved the knitted triangles at the top of your post as my local knitting group has just spent several weeks knitting hundreds of triangles to create bunting for a festival on the Belgian National Day. I’m just about to go over there and help put everything together – sooooo exciting! πŸ™‚
    I have a blog but lately my posting has been intermittent. As for pets, I’m thinking a cat would be nice, but for now I love my yarn more… πŸ˜‰

  21. Hi Andi (and anyone else reading) I’m Ali. I live in the UK. I blog at I started blogging as I’ve been made redundant and I am considering starting a craft business. I love crochet, I can knit but I seem to be really slow at it and i’m impatient so it’s not my favourite. Although I love to see what you’ve created. At the moment i’m very attached to my sewing machine. Favourite movies would be Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Pretty Woman. My favourite author is Margaret Atwood. And now I’m off to take the dog for a walk. Ali x

  22. Hello, I’m Casey, I blog at I love to crochet, I am probably happiest when I’m crocheting something, it’s a great stress bashed for me. I also love to read, cross-stitch and now knit, I’m still not very good at it but I’m having so much fun learning!

  23. Hi! I’m Kelly June. I live in Seattle and blog at I love to make stuff (with varying degrees of success) and admire greatly anyone with a talent for making things (which is why I follow you!) I’m also an artist and phtographer and I’m always reading at least 3 books at once. I love to knit, but I don’t usually have the attention span to finish a sweater, so my closet is full of hats and scarves, which come in handy during damp Pacific Northwest winters. I love watching your sweaters evolve as you work on them here, thanks for sharing so much of your process!

  24. Hey, Kathryn here. I’m the blogger behind Crochet Concupiscence and the author of a new book on the health benefits of crochet (called Crochet Saved My Life). I live in San Francisco and am in love with the city.

    A few random facts:

    – I am not typically a picky eater but I hate bananas.
    – Due to problems with a cyst I broke my arm about a dozen times as a kid. I haven’t broken anything since I was 12, though.
    – I read fast and read voraciously!
    – My favorite quote is Martha Graham’s “β€œThere is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you.”

  25. Hi Andi,

    What a nice idea this is! I’m Nisse, a student from the Netherlands.
    I started reading your blog when you were still in the designing prosses of Agatha and wanted to keep up with that. I like vintage and vintage inspired patterns and I mostly knit sweaters & cardigans. Apart from knitting, I like to sew and play the bass guitar. I don’t really have a favourite movie, but I do watch a lot of series. My favourites are: Foyles war, Downton Abbey & Lewis…ah what can I say I’m a sucker for anything pre 1950’s and dectives.

    I have four cats, who are on a never ending mission to destroy my knitting, still love them though. I’m okay with breakfast and I absolutely hate elevators.

  26. I’m Julia, I mainly knit and throw pottery but tend to make all sorts of stuff every now and then. I have peacock feather-painted nails right now, for instance. (Picture on my blog, in fact.)

    Also, my ear itches.

  27. Hi, I’m Tara… I throw pottery, make cards, scrapbook (occasionally) crochet, take pictures & am learning to knit. I blog (sometimes) over at My husband and I have 3 Doberman pinschers: Harley, Milo & Gigi, and I love breakfast food but not for breakfast.

  28. I’m Kat from Gold Coast Australia. I knit sew crochet bake and just about anything else I see that looks like fun. I’m currently pregnant with my first due in October so most of my crafting revolves around her.

  29. My name is Marisa. I am very crafty, I love knitting, crocheting, spinning, sewing, felting, embroidery. you name it. I visit your blog very often. It’s one of my favorites. :~)

  30. Hey there! I’m Minnie, and I infrequently blog about what I’m wearing over at When I’m not getting dressed, I also knit, crochet, spin and weave (although, no lies, I kind of hate my rigid heddle loom). I work from home and do social media for a living, so I get lots of lovely knitting breaks throughout my day. And your knit triangle bunting inspired me to do something similar – I had zillions of scraps to use up that weren’t quite big enough for blanket stripes (or even hat stripes). Thanks for the idea! You’re one of the only knitting blogs I read, not because I hate knitting bloggers, but because I spend all day online and often get sick of staring at a screen long before I get a chance to read blogs. πŸ˜‰

  31. My name is Emily and I blog at I sell vintage clothes in Etsy and right now the only knitting I do is imaginary. I have a 6-month-old daughter who keeps me pretty busy and until I learn to knit one-handed or grow a third arm, it’s pretty difficult to knit these days! But I love reading about other people’s craft and design projects, it’s really inspiring to me. I love your blog and think your work is really lovely!

  32. Even dough I don’t comment that often, I really like to read your blog. I think it’s inspiring and interesting to get insights in your thoughts on how you make your own knitting designs/pattern.

    I’m Matilde by the way. I’m in the middle of my 20s, Norwegian and just finished with master thesis – in physical geography. I have just started working at my first “real” job, at the norwegian mapping authority, where I’m going to map the sea bottom (batymetry).

    In my free time I like to knit (quite a lot), so blogs like this is great for inspiration and tips.

  33. Sam Cooke

    Hi. I’m Sam, and people often confuse me for a jazz musician. I am an obsessed knitter, a goofball, and a right ol’ nerd. I enjoy full skirts, silly printed fabric, embriodery, old people with tattoos, swallows, and knitting so often that i forget i put cookies in the oven twenty minutes ago. I love Tarantino and Baz Luhrman movies and b-movie slashers. I used to have a blog but right now i knit in the quiet dark of my computer screen. My favourite craft is probably embroidery, but i knit more often because it’s more rewarding. I can’t name my favourite movie, but i have a top 5! and teh cats in my life are tabbies Tacky and Chloe, and tuxedos Socks and Salem. Salem is also my guitar’s name. I eat breakfast food for dinner AND dessert.

    I love this blog! Glad i got to introduce myself. :3

  34. Misiula

    Hi, everybody! Thanks for this thread, Andi! I really enjoy reading your blog and sometimes comment but it’s really nice to have a special spot where one can say hi to you and the other readers. I used to blog a bit but could never really keep up with it somehow… I’m glad others don’t have such problems because I love knit blogs and read quite a few regularly.

    You can find me as Misiula on Ravelry – and find my real name there. Misiula is a made-up nickname that means something like “little bear lady” (can you guess what language it’s derived from?) Until a few years ago I didn’t think I could make anything. And then I learned to knit πŸ™‚

  35. I’ve been following your blog for a while and love how much you share the development of your designs/ideas. I also really like your information series type posts (i.e. the recent tips for craft blogs and the various cast on/off, buttonholes posts, etc).

    I do a little pattern designing also, mostly kid knits, which I blog about every so often (as well as general crafting or family stuff) at What to Make Next? I’m also on Ravelry as usthree.

    We’ve got a gorgeous dog and cat and I’d love more but it’s much easier with only the one of each when you’ve also got active kids around and seem to go away a lot! Maybe when I’m old and in need of a lap-dog or two (our dog isn’t lap-dog size, though she’d love to sit on you if you let her!)

  36. Hi there,
    I’m Yvette up in Toronto, Ontario. I’m a hobby knitter/blogger who works in box office management. I’m over at A Long Yarn

    I’ve accepted that my interests are “eclectic” – ie; there’s no rhyme or reason to them. I blog as the mood strikes me. It’s mostly about knitting but also paper dolls, cycling, my cats, Russian poetry (I know!) and my general wanderings about town. I’ve been working on an Agatha for six months but keep getting distracted by the lure of socks and wristwarmers. I’m also constantly trying to take better photos.

  37. Hi πŸ™‚

    I’m Megan, or cleancup, and I blog at I’m a teacher, knitter, tea-drinker, and fountain pen collector. Not much of a breakfast eater, but I do enjoy greek yogurt with granola when the occasion calls for it.

  38. Hi Andi!

    My name is Ana. I’m originally from Brazil, but I now live in Boston, Massachusetts. I design knitwear and hand-dye yarn, and I blog at . I have 2 boy cats, Taliesin and Munin, and I love Doctor Who and the old Ghost Busters movies. I love knitting (obviously) and I’m really interested in sewing – hopefully one day I’ll have enough time for it. Once upon a time I used to be an oil painter.

  39. How fun! I’m Marie from Underground Crafter I mostly crochet with a bit of knitting thrown in for good measure. I wish I had the apartment set up to do some of my other favorite crafts, like machine quilting and soapmaking, but I don’t right now so I just look at other people’s amazing creations instead :).

  40. It’s fun to read about other readers, Andi!

    I’m Jacey of and I love to knit, sew, cook and do other crafty things. My knitting has suffered, as I’ve found myself drawn to more and more sewing, but I still always have some sort of project on the needles.

    I LOVE breakfast foods, and my super favorite is a bagel with cream cheese and lox! I have two gray kitties, who constantly appear on my blog. And Wes Anderson makes most of my favorite films. πŸ˜‰

  41. Hi Andi! I’m Marci of The Whole Knit and Caboodle

    I just stumbled onto your blog a few days ago and I must tell you that you make such beautiful things! Your blog is as colorful and creative as you seem to be. I’m officially a fan!

    I’m a long time knitter and a new blogger/scrapbooker/and starting this week a quilter.

    I love creating things from scratch and writing about my creations in my blog has really inspired me to want to do more types of crafts. Thanks for providing inspiration!

  42. Christie

    Hello Andi! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year. I do not blog myself. I am too slow a knitter for a blog to be very interesting! I have been knitting for two years this November. I just completed my first sweater last month. I would love to learn how to sew.

    I am a SAHM to my little girl. I enjoy trying to make crafts for her as well. She is the best person to knit for as she tells everyone, “Mama made!”. In addition to my daughter, we also have four cats. Lots of fur babies in this house.

    I have always been more of a TV girl and my Joss Whedon love knows no bounds. Other all time favorite shows include Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls.

  43. I’m christina, sahm mom…i’ve never knitted or crocheted before but i really want to learn. theres too many cute things to make!! i love your site!

  44. Ooh, an introduction post! I’m Katja from I love to knit and have recently found the joy of designing my own pieces to share online. I find it fun to browse other knitters’ blogs and get inspired by their projects and learn new techniques.
    With my love of reading and writing I dream of becoming a journalist. In the meantime I knit and collect tons of yarn and books.

  45. ~ * β™₯ * ~

    I’m late to the party, but I thought I’d say ‘Hi!’ anyway, so… Hi! I’m Bonita and I blog over at Depict This!. I am a SAHM that loves knitting, crochet, sewing and a whole host of arts {including photography and comic drawing} and other stuff ~ I have too many hobbies!! One of which is collecting vintage knitting patterns as I am all about the 1940s and 1950s for my personal style.

    In answer to your questions Andi, I love “How To Train Your Dragon”, I have a dog and two horses {lucky me right? ;D} and breakfast is never breakfast without a hot cup of tea to go with.

    And I just wanted to say Andi that your super awesome knitting skills inspire me all the time ~ I am so impressed with how you can come up with a pattern in your head and just knit it!! O _ O One day, I hope that I’ll be good enough to do that too.

    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * β™₯ * ~

  46. Hi, my name is Kimmy and I blog at and , I’m 22 and I study English at the University of Houston. I haven’t been knitting for very long but I really enjoy it. I also dabble in sewing, painting and a bit of smashing book. One of my favorite movies is AmΓ©lie. I love the story line, actors, music, colors, language. Everything. I sort of have four cats. When I go home for the summer I stay at my parents house. We have two cats. Then once school starts I live my sister and brother-in law along with their two cats. So I sort of have four? Just not all at the same time. I love breakfast food. I just recently learned how to make french toast, believe me cooking is not my thing, and laziness is the only thing that prevents me from cooking it all the time. That and lack of ingredients.

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