Moogly — Crochet, Knit, World Domination


That’s the link to the program if you didn’t get to listen live…

Tamara Kelly, of www.Mooglyblog.com was the Guest today on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird Podcast.



She can be followed in all sorts of places:

Moogly Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mooglystore
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/moogly/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mooglyblog
Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/mooglyblog

Also in Ravelry, check out her list of designs (warning: She’s been BUSY!) https://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-kelly

Marly had put word out on Social Media that she would like to have Tamara on to talk about Moogly and incidentally Tamara had learned a lot from Marly, too, and still they look forward to meeting in person! Tamara worked on commission crafting and started her blog to promote that.  Her logo with the Octopus is the envy of anyone who is multi-craftural (not confined to one craft) and the word MOOGLY came from her daughter who used this to describe things unstable. Tamara finds that her time to craft is evenings and weekends mostly, but clearly thinks about it all day and probably dreams about it, too, it seems. Her blog came from her desire to share what she was working on, progressed to sharing her patterns and then to sharing techniques. She shared that her favorite book is a Stitch Dictionary because it uses charts!  The ladies discussed the differences and benefits of FREE verses PAID patterns for themselves as designers and as customers, a lot of which depends on the time involved in putting the designs together, how many people had to be drawn in to help in the way of design advice and testers.

Tamara (with a little help from her family and friends) has a wonderful website, please take a moment to check it out and tell them Marly sent you. (Tell Tamara she did an awesome job today… This was her first appearance on the Yarn Thing, we hope she will come back!)

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  1. Audrey says:

    Free spirit? Free time? Free Moogly patterns from Tamara? Voila!
    Thank you Tamara for all you generously give your followers!

  2. SandraR says:

    I wish I could find more free time to do everything I want to do!. Great podcast and I’m just off now to the Moogly website.

  3. Melissa Cooper-Stanglin says:

    Great podcast!!
    I too have trouble finding free time for crochet, but I did do a version of your Leaping Stripes and Blocks baby afghan, loved the pattern, thank you!!

  4. Mary Cast says:

    I love the Moogly free patterns on Ravelry. I have made several and look forward to more. Thanks Tamara and Marly for this podcast.

  5. hotknitter says:

    Like many others I wish I had more free time to accomplish everything I want to do. Too many projects, not enough time.

  6. radinnh says:

    I can understand why designers don’t like free patterns but for those of us in pinched circumstances it is nice to find quality patterns for free. Then we can afford to splurge a little and purchase a pattern or book when it is called for. I have a tendency to buy more from designers who share some of their patterns for free than those that charge for everything. Thanks Tamara and Marly for an interesting show.

  7. Brenda Reynoso Pena says:

    Thank you Tamara and Marly for the great information. Love your free patterns and those that are not free!

  8. melissavink says:

    I get her newsletter and follow on Bloglovin’ 🙂 I also follow yours Marly ;-). I was excited to see her on your podcast! I wish I had way more free time to knit and crochet!!

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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