1. What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Gaye Glasspie (that’s where the GG comes from) and I was born and raised in NJ! I currently reside on Clifton.
2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn?
I knit and have been for the last like 8 years. Well I’m actually bi-stitchual because I crochet too. I learned to hook as a kid. As for my beloved knitting, can you believe I’m self taught? I am a proud graduate of YouTube U! Hahahahaaa I have also been blessed to have some wonderful folks and yarn shops to push and encourage me.
3. What is your favorite project?
This question changes as I learn and explore new knitting frontiers. I use to say my Spring Fever because that was the first major fingering weight project I ever completed. It’s the project that I get stopped the most and questioned. Nothing feels better than saying “I made it”
TODAY the answer to this question is my latest FO The Little Cardi Bomber by Amanda Kaffka. First I can’t believe I did it so quickly and it came out lovely, so yea that’s the answer.
4. Who is your crafting inspiration?
Nope, I ain’t answering this one because I would go on and on. I have those that inspire me technique-wise, You know the folks that brioche in their sleep. Then, you have those with a sense of color style, they have me like I would NEVER put those colors together. Then, then the designers, ugh so many of them blow my mind. AND and, each one of those categories have multiple folks in them…so nope I ain’t and you can’t make me!
5. What advice would you give a fellow woman of color who has just begun her crafting journey?
This is the part that should not matter, it’s 2018 and we knit too! The fact that we are the minority shouldn’t stop anyone from learning to knit. It’s ironic that so many of us crochet but the numbers are not the same when it comes to knitting. Is it an economic issue? Generally those that crochet lean towards acrylic yarns, where knitters are seen as yarn snobs because of the more expensive yarns commonly used.
I say do you and be you! Walk in that yarn shop and ask for help. If they are not receptive find another, but please do not NOT knit because of some perceived bias!
I have had 1 bad experience out of the many yarn shops I have visited. One! Which was totally overshadowed by all the warmth and love I felt in other shops. So, for any of your readers that are thinking of knitting I say do it!
6. How can we connect with you? (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Etsy shop, website…list them all)
Where you can find me
Blog – http://ggmadeit.com/blog/
Twitter – GGmadeit
Instagram – GGmadeit
Ravelry – GGmadeit
Periscope – https://www.periscope.tv/GGmadeit/1dRKZAodkRaxB
Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/shop/GGmadeitbyhand
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GGmadeit?ref=hl
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/sweetdrk1/pins/