All images in this post from Vickie Howell, used with permission.
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.