The Return of Susan B Anderson to the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird …. er, TODAY was with Tammy as last minute substitute while Marly travels. Susan can roll with LIVE podcast so professionally, she makes for a SEAMLESS episode, don’t you think? (Intentional Pun!)
Susan began knitting in college, from a book. Her family was crafty so a little curiosity carried her a VERY Long Way. She looked for those patterns at the back of magazines to knit while she pursued a career was as a teacher. Susan is a mother of four so after a time she put teaching aside. Her knitting continued to fill her free time she created pieces to be auctioned, designing hats for the little heads around her and working in her friends yarn shop. When the shop closed, she opened a favorite book ‘Knitting in America‘ by Melanie Falick, and wrote the publisher and wishing to write a book which became ‘Itty Bitty Hats‘ in 2006. She’s just written her SIXTH book, more to come on that in a moment…
Having been a teacher it seems natural that she would continue sharing her love of knitting by teaching. She has had many wonderful opportunities such as recently at VKLive in NYC, upcoming events include Yarnover (celebrating their 30th anniversary this April) and DFW Fiber Fest. The internet brings her closer to us no matter where we are also, she has Craftsy Classes, Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys and The (Not So) Itty Bitty Giraffe. (She let a little secret out that she will be filming a new Craftsy Class soon so we’ve asked her to come back and share it with us when she’s ready!) PLUS she has a YouTube Channel and a wonderful Podcast, here’s the link to the most recent episode of the Susan B Anderson Podcast.
Her wonderful new book was just released the middle of January, Kid’s Knitting Workshop (Link to view patterns in Ravelry). The patterns range from bracelets to hats, scarves and pillows all design for FUN. This is a wonderful book that kids may want to pick up and knit from for themselves or a new knitter may wish to pick up to knit for a young recipient.
You can hear previous visits of Susan to the Yarn Thing podcast WITH MARLY in March 2010 and April 2011. (Before the show when we were getting set up, Susan remembered me from Fiber Hooligans, here’s the link to listen to hear that 2013 visit with Benjamin Levisay.)
If you missed hearing this live, it archived where it aired originally http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/02/02/the-return-of-susan-b-anderson or in your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.