Today I get to introduce you to Amanda from Knit in the Womb. Amanda’s challenge pattern is for those of you who love to knit as well as to crochet. Each year there are a few stitchers who love knitting just like they love crochet, and Amanda has generously donated a knitting pattern for the past couple of challenges. This year, she’s donated the Thomas Beanie. Isn’t this adorable? You can connect with Amanda through Ravelry, Etsy, and Facebook. Be sure to say thanks for her participation in the challenge! Additionally, anyone who joins the challenge may use the code NICU in Amanda’s ravelry store to receive 25% off. This code can be used once per customer. Amanda also has several other patterns that have preemie sizes (Tab Beanie, Lil’ Kitty, Cables in Cashmere, Bow Beanie and the Little Rascal Raccoon).
Where are you from? Tell us about your family.
I live in Connecticut with my husband of 9yrs and my 5 energetic and loving kiddos.
Who taught you to crochet?
I was taught to knit and crochet by my mom. <3
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever made or designed?
My favorite design was the Asher Set I created for our newest addition, Asher Thomas. There is a bonnet and blanket. It is so very my style I just love making them.
What got you started writing patterns?
I started writing patterns because I had things in my head that I wanted to make but couldn’t find them. I had these visions of gorgeous classic pieces of knitwear that I just couldn’t find anywhere. So I broke out my pencil, measuring tape and needles and got to work. The rest is history I suppose. 😉
Do you have a favorite yarn, tool, or supply?
I am a knitpicks-a-holic. Love the yarn and I love the needles.
Do you crochet to background noise?
My background noise is my 5 little monkeys. 😉 But when they aren’t awake it’s usually either sports (yup I’m a hockey, nascar, nfl junkie) or my husband’s computer games. We end up solving the mysteries/puzzles in the games together.
Where is your favorite place to work?
I knit everywhere! On the couch, in my bed, in the car, at my desk, in the yard, by the fire. Anywhere I can sit and play with yarn is a perfect place.
Why are you participating in the challenge?
Over the years I have seen that there are knitters who want to participate but there haven’t always been patterns for them. Giving a pattern is such a small thing. And to think of all the babies that will wear a hat worn from one of my patterns… it’s such an honor to be part of the hope that these little hats represent to the families of these fragile little babies. It is the least I can do.
Download today’s challenge pattern here.