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Podcast: Crafty Celebrity and Internet Jealousy, with Vickie Howell
All images in this post from Vickie Howell, used with permission.
Crafty Celebrity and Internet Jealousy, with Vickie Howell
In the seven years I've been making these podcasts, I've generally steered away from interviewing "crafty celebrities" – not for any personal reasons, but because I've always felt that well-known crafters are already getting a lot of coverage. I've always wanted this show to be about people you may not have met yet.
But a few months back, I was doing a little video interview with Vickie Howell about her newest knitting book. And in that interview, she said something really thought-provoking: she said that it's very important to her that the successes she's achieved in craft don't end up making other crafters feel bad, or lesser.
I knew that was the seed of an amazing podcast – a discussion about the internet jealousy we all feel at times, and about what it's like to feel those feelings when you're also a leader in your community. I was thrilled that Vickie agreed to talk with me along these lines, and even more thrilled with her honest take these two big topics.
I believe so strongly that this conversation has value for all crafters, I'm putting this one up for free, permanently, so as many people as possible can listen to it. I hope it gives you some big, chewy new thoughts.
Links for You:
• Visit Vickie's Bernat page, where you can learn more about her and her yarn line Sheep(ish), and get some free patterns.
• At Vickie's own website, you can learn more about her books, connect with video from her TV days, read her blog, and link to even more patterns.
• Here's a post (and some great comment discussion from a while back: On Fame and Celebrity (Mostly, the Crafty Internet Kind)
• ...And here's the original video I did with Vickie about Step It Up Knits.