Although Amy lives in another state, she's one of the first people I turn to when I have knitting to discuss. While we don't do a lot of crafting together, she helps me plan projects and supports some of my more obsessive tendencies when it comes to crafting all through the magic of the internet. She always has something wise to say in the knitting department and she is great fun to nerd out with! When she's in New York, we're grabbing a beer together and talking yarn. I always love to see what she is working on and I hope you do too! - Sarah, Knit York City
What's your dream job?
I've always been in love with the idea of being a music editor for a TV show or movie. I frequently "see" scenes of stuff happening when I listen to music and the idea of being able to pair an actual scene someone else has crafted with sounds I love is pretty dreamy. I also like to play around with the idea of being a photographer.
What inspires you?
Other crafters inspire me a lot--flipping through pattern books and seeing what other people are making really gets my crafting mojo going. Sometimes the yarn itself is inspiring--holding a skein of yarn in my hands and picturing what it will become pretty much equals instantaneous cast-on.
What do you do when you're not knitting?
I'm learning to play the violin, and I have a growing collection of LEGO sets. I also annoy my cat and read a lot.
What's the best knitting advice you've ever gotten?
When in doubt, rip it out. Seriously. Trust me on this.
What do you like to talk about with other knitters?
The insanity of our "to-make" lists, how we pretend we're going to branch out into other crafts and yet don't.
How do you challenge yourself in the craft world?
I try to seek out patterns that are appealing and use techniques that are new to me, such as steeking (did that one last year) or double knitting (still trying to find time to work in that technique). But on the other hand, I don't think about much knitting as being challenging--sure there are challenges and potential pitfalls within the project, but it's all a learning experience and at the end of the day, it's just yarn.