This week's lovely knit nerd is Sarah from Sezza Knits!!! Sarah is a lovely knitter, she designs the prettiest knitwear for herself and her lovely children. Sarah is mega talented, and I'm really pleased to have her on the blog!!! Here she is:
1. How long have you been knitting/crocheting and who taught you?
My Mum taught me to knit when I was a small child. I did complete a few things as a child, but didn’t really pick knitting up again till my sister was pregnant with my first niece. I learnt to crochet a few years ago, but haven’t ever really explored it beyond a granny square blanket, one day!
2. What is your favourite yarny thing to make?
I love all the things, but socks are probably my most favourite. It just seems so clever, and they are so lovely to wear.
3. Who is your biggest yarny inspiration?
I have quite a few! I love seeing all the projects of my friends on Ravelry and Bloggers I follow.
I have been really inspired by Georgie Hallam of Tikki Knits (who hasn’t been!)
and Morag of Vintage Purls Yarn (dyer of the BEST sock yarn in the world).
They are probably my biggest yarny crushes.
4. What is your favourite completed object?
This is a very tricky question!!! I have a most recent favourite project - my daughters Maggie http://www.ravelry.com/
but my all time favourite project is probably a toss up between these crazy Chain Reaction Socks I knit as a RACE in 4 days having never done colorwork before
and a gorgeous yellow Paprika, that I really must make again, in a bigger size now my daughter has grown. http://www.ravelry.com/
5. What inspired you to start your blog?
I was just attempting to design my own patterns, and it seemed like a natural step to attempt to document it. I have found the knitting blogging community to be so incredibly friendly and welcoming and I am really pleased I did jump in!
6. As a designer, what is you favourite of your own designs?
I am probably most proud of my Shelley Bay. There were a few times I wondered if the pattern would ever see the light of day, but in the end it all came together and I love it. My daughter gets huge compliments when she wears it, and Its one of those knits that make me smile when I see it on! http://www.ravelry.com/
7. If you could give 3 pieces of yarn advice, what would they be?
Knit with colours you love, even if you don’t think they will suit you. I can't wear yellow on my torso, but it looks awesome on my feet!
Support local yarnies whenever you can.
Stash it on Ravelry! I love this feature of Ravelry, its wonderful when considering an upcoming project, you don’t have to dig through stash, just click and look!
You can find Sarah in all of these places:
Sarah also has a lovely giveaway for you, my readers:
Buy One Get One Free.
Just add 2 Sezza Knits patterns to your cart, and use the code Knit Nerd. Valid for 48 hours. Lower Priced pattern will be free.
Bella Mia Ebook Included, but all other EBooks are excluded from this promotion due to already being discounted.
So you can go grab 2 patterns between now and 8am (BST - ah it's summer!) on Monday; go treat yourself to something new for Easter. Make sure you leave some love for Sarah and go check out her blog.