An online knitting guild meeting
with everything but the brownies, Sandi Wiseheart's writings from the
knitting side of life offer stories, posts, patterns, and techniques
from a life-long knitter, general all-around yarn addict, and former
managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine.
Just like presentations at your weekly guild, these lively blurbs
instruct, entertain, and inform, giving knitters web-wide a place to
talk about their knitting, to ask questions, leave comments, show off
photos of their work, chat, discuss, and build community with other
passionate knitters. The difference (besides the lack of boring PowerPoint slides)
is that this knitting guild is hosted by Interweave Press, so the
information, patterns, and community are comprised of the best the
knitting world has to offer.
More informative than columns, more fun than posts, more technical
than blogs, these thrice-weekly offerings are an interactive invitation
to come on in and knit a spell. It's all that you'd expect from
Interweave Press, and just a wee bit more.
Knitting Daily Announces Top 10 Most Popular Patterns and Blog Posts of 2007
Interweave Press Launches Knitting Daily
Meet the Knitting Daily Team
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily,
Interweave's new online community for passionate knitters. Sandi is a
talented knitter and crocheter whose popular designs have appeared in
Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Knitscene magazines as well as the Spin-Off
website. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Colorado with her
extremely patient husband Nicholas, four cats, a three-legged
Australian shepherd named Buddy, and a really embarrassing amount of
yarn. Sandi is also a beader, weaver, and spinner, so it is a toss up
whether you will find food, yarn, or beads on her kitchen table. Before
being lured away to play on Interweave's website, Sandi worked as the
former managing editor of Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Knitscene magazines.
Sandi is the host of the
Knitting Daily Community
Erin, our web analyst in a little something she knitted up.
As the web marketing analyst on the team, I get to do what I always
dreamed of...play on the internet and talk about knitting all day. Best
job ever. As to the rest, I am a pretty simple girl. I like shoes and
pretty packages. I love my family. I like chocolate and peanut butter
and ice cream—you can imagine how I feel about peanut butter and
chocolate ice cream. As far as I am concerned, dusk is the best time of
day. I like investing in a good story— movies and books of epic
proportion make me giddy. I like the beach best when I have Chinese
food and a blanket. And I love knitting—can't imagine my life without
I am a member of the web team and the editor of Beading Daily.
Despite my (very) limited fiber abilities, I enjoy writing about
knitting and crochet on occasion. My work has appeared (or will appear)
in Interweave Crochet, Crochet World, Interweave Felt, and Knit Lit the Third (Three River Press).
If you think I really look this good, please thank Steve Jobs, my Macbook and Photobooth
I'm Kat Pullen, web graphics gal of the Knitting Daily
team. I'm not a knitter, but Sandi is patiently attempting to correct
the situation (that story is fit for a post!), though I do crochet the
occasional scarf or two. My real creative outlet is metalsmithing,
where I make jewelry and other objects out of silver, copper and
I am also a Star Wars fanatic. Seriously. Don't ask how
many costumes I've made. And don't ask me how old I was when I stood in
line for the First Movie (yeah, Star Wars! Not A New Hope, Not Episode Four...Guess it is still a sore spot!)
Anywho, I'm the liaison between the Knitting Daily team and those dreaded computer web programmer types. If something seems wonky, I'll do my best to get it back on track.
Cheers, and Welcome to Knitting Daily!
By day I'm a web editor/developer/designer for Interweave Press, but
at night and on the weekends, I skate as a Philly Roller Girl. I am not
currently a knitter, but I'd like to learn someday! I keep telling the
rest of the web team that when I'm ready to retire my roller derby
uniform, I'll spend some time learning to knit. I just have too much
energy to sit all day and do a lot of that (sitting) already in my
In college I studied Conservation of Art and spent a year interning
at Winterthur Museum in the Textiles and Paintings restoration labs.
After college, I studied graphic design and computer graphics and
worked my way into the web design world before most colleges had it as
a degree program. I have way too many hobbies, including photography,
gardening, fixing up my house (right now I'm ripping up old carpet and
restoring the hardwood floors), traveling, cooking, and dining. I also
enjoy crafts such as t-shirt surgery, and modifying cool thrift store
finds into costumes or pillows or curtains. I spent a lot of my teen
and college years beading things from necklaces to picture frames,
although now I have a hard time finding a minute to sit down and make
(or finish) something. Someday I'll finish those beaded curtains I
started making for my windows!
Here Comes Tricia, number 00!
-Photo by Chris Boetticher
I am a computer geek.
Now that you know the truth, I can reveal a little bit
more about myself. I grew up in the little mountain community Coal
Creek which is southwest of Boulder Colorado. I learned all the
important stuff, how not to get eaten by bears, snow drifts can be
bigger then you are, and computers. I took up an interest in actual
computer graphic design and web design about 10 years ago, and have not
looked back since. I have worked a a multitude of printing shops and
web design companies before coming to work with Sandi and the Knitting
Daily crew. Although I have no real talent for yarn knitting, I do my
best to weave my way through the design and code of websites. After all
knitting comes from the heart anyway, right?
Bertha's kin have a rich heritage, beginning in the tailoring guilds
of Europe, and continuing up through the salons of Paris and the
showrooms of New York's famed Garment District. Although Bertha has not
had a chance to visit her ancestral home in France, she does travel
around the country modelling many Interweave fashions for shows, TV,
and conferences. Bertha loves meeting her fans, hearing about people
walking on the beach at sunset, and the feel of cashmere against her