Monday, May 2, 2011

Spotlight on KnittiGritti

What sorts of things do you offer in your shop? Hand knit accessories (scarves,hats, belts, etc), many of which are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind

How did you first start selling on Etsy? How long have you been selling? Do you sell anywhere else? 1) I actually discovered Etsy through the Queer Team! Do you guys remember the article that Curve Magazine did about a year ago, where some of you were interviewed - I thought it was awesome, and found and YOU because of it!!! 2) I've been selling for almost a year now - I began last summer, just knitting on my own, but then my co-workers liked my designs so much, they began placing orders left and right, and I moved to Etsy for more visibility (and have met some great people along the way!). 3) I still get face to face orders, but always direct them to make their payments thru Etsy - to keep things organized for me.

BABY DIVA SET - Super Snuggly and Stylish Infant to Toddler Sized Cashmere Wool Hat and Scarf Set

What are your favorite materials to work with? I love all sorts of different materials/textures - but my fave is when I have the opportunity to incorporate woven fabric into my knits - it always gives an edgier Knitti -er Gritti -er look (lol)

What got you interested in your craft? I come from a very creative family and have always loved clothing, accessories, and putting my own spin on things - I just wonder what it will evolve into next!

POM POM DAIQUIRI - Shimmery Summer Wrap

Are there other creative projects you are involved in outside of your work in your Etsy shop? Everything I do ends up i my Etsy shop :)

Besides art/crafty stuff, what else do you like doing in your free time? Running around after my 3 kids, my lovely lady, and our 2 dogs. Plus I work full time in the banking field.

KISS ME, I'M IRISH - Glistening Green Rainbows Extra Long Medium Weight Spring Scarf

Does your queer identity come into play in your work? Hmm.. thats an interesting question. I wouldn't say in any OBVIOUS way - While anyone who knows me or reads my profile is made accessible to the fact that I am a Knitting Lesbian (lol) I don't have any rainbow patches on the brim of my hat or the trim of my scarves *wink* Maybe if we wanted to fit a stereotype, we could say that the bright "flamboyant* colors I use are a dead giveaway - but I think that would be kinda silly....

The ROXIE Over-Sized Hat: Refurbish Your Favorite Old Clothes

Is there any advice you have for our readers? Do what you love, take risks, and ENJOY YOURSELF!

You can also find KnittiGritti on facebook!


Crowbirdie Beads said...

Excellent! I love the color combos in your knitting and the fact that you have it all tagged with your name. For me that really adds something.

Michelley said...

Fantastic interview and so cool learning that you found us through the Curve article! As I've said before, your knitting is fabulous! The blog looks fantastic too, thanks Bunny!

Knitti said...

Awesome Sauce!!! (as my daughter would say *lol*)

Thanks so much for including me, Bunny, and thank you to Crowbirdie and Michelley for your supportive comments :)