Kirstin has been a busy, BUSY lady in the yarn industry, which feels like an understatement to say, but really, for the rest of us, it’s a challenge for us to keep up. She began with her yarn lines (which she admits the names were inspired by the Spice Girls! Think about it “Be So SPORTY”!) which is now available through Amazon and WEBS. Her yarns are all 100% bamboo available in different weights, with luxurious drape and shine.
Next up, Kristin shared the work she is doing and posting as videos on YouTube. It wasn’t until just recently, as a single-mom, who’s is doing the Stay-at-Home and Home Schooling thing with her teenager, that she lived in a place that gave her an office/studio space, but she’s learned so much from having been on the Knit & Crochet Now! for several seasons as the Crochet Expert as well as other yarny video productions that she probably always had that tool in a back pocket somewhere.
Just as Crochet So Lovely was a continuation of Crochet So Fine, Continuous Crochet: Create Seamless Sweaters, Shrugs, Shawls and More with Minimal Finishing furthers the ideas of Seamless Crochet. Finding ways to create three-dimensional shape (creating fitted garments) either by not cutting yarn or VERY MINIMALLY having to cut. Incorporating several types of crochet like Motif, Bruges and Hairpin Laces, Tunisian crochet her designs make for interesting production as well as fashionable garments and accessories. One of the pieces really tickles Kristin as it began as a zentangle drawing! She created a copy of her drawing and designed the Basket of Light Zentangle Inspired Scarf.
Speaking of her drawings, last year when Kristin was in the Erin Lane Bags booth at Stitches, with the bags she designed the fabric for, she was approached by a fabric company about making coordinating fabrics for quilters. These events can be overwhelming, so that idea slipped her mind until she was contacted by that business later… very soon, there will be bolts of fabric quilters can buy with Kristin’s name in the selvidge! She’s very excited about that (as you probably heard) but we are excited for her!
Kristin Omdahl has appeared many times, as we consider her, NOT JUST A SPONSOR, but a friend. Click on this variety of dates to hear: 03/2009, 12/2010, 03/2011, 02/2012, 05/2012, 11/2012, 06/2013, 07/2014 and 02/2015. You can follow Kristin with us by book-marking her website, www.KristinOmdahl.com which includes her blog, yarns and patterns. She is also busy on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. Make sure you’re watching her Ravelry Designer page as well, and shopping her Etsy shop and in Amazon.
If you missed hearing this live, you can hear it where it is archived: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/03/01/kristin-omdahls-new-book-continuous-crochet or in your favorite podcast catcher, like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.