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CraftSanity Episode 108: Catching Up With Knitter Susan B. Anderson

Susan B. Anderson is back again to update us on the latest developments in her successful knitting career, namely her new book, “Itty-Bitty Toys.”

I asked Susan to give a brief overview of her knitting career on this episode, but if you want to hear the whole story, I invite you to go back and listen CraftSanity episodes 46 and 64.

Susan’s Itty-Bitty series including “Itty-Bitty Hats” and “Itty-Bitty Nursery,” have been very popular and the latest knitted toy book went into it’s second printing within weeks of the release date. The success this 45-year-old, married, mother of four from Madison, Wis. has lead opportunities to travel and teach in knit shops across the country.

It also helped her land a fun gig with a great title as the curator of the Spud and Chloe blog where Susan frequently posts free patterns for knitters to download and stitch.

Tune in to this episode for down-to-earth inspiration that just might inspire you to launch a handmade business of your own. And speaking of free patterns, check out the Susan’s Santa Baby pattern that I posted after our first chat. It’s perfect for last-minute holiday crafting.

Thank You Episode 108 Sponsor! A special thanks to Rina Ward, the creative force behind the Nostalgems jewelry business for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. Be sure to head over to the Nostalgems Facebook page and become a fan to get in the drawing to be one of 10 lucky winner who will receive a vintage brass keepsake catcher plus a 16.5-inch vintage brass fine chain necklace.

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Comment from Simone
Time: November 30, 2009, 3:23 am

Great podcast! REALLY good and reassuring to hear about the networking and the building up of your business taking time and repetition. Just keep plugging away.. sometimes it feels like your marketing to no-one! i guess that’s why you need to really love it huh? Thanks again! And good luck with the running.. i need something like that too!

Comment from Emily
Time: November 30, 2009, 2:18 pm

Another great podcast, Jennifer! And I wanted to let you know that the download was super fast today – even faster than when I thought it was fast, before it got pokey. Kudos to your tech department!

Comment from debbie
Time: November 30, 2009, 3:12 pm

Looking forward to listening to this. I saw her when she was in town recently and of course, bought the book. The projects will make great Christmas presents.

Comment from Debbie @ SquigglyTwigs
Time: December 9, 2009, 4:51 pm

I’m not a knitter, but really enjoyed listening today. We now have a computer in the sewing room/office. So I can listen and sew. yeah. Thanks for keeping me company this afternoon.
Also, putting interfacing on the backs of the fabric for the paper dolls works great. We’re using medium weight. We stick the clothes to the dolls with velcro. Sew in is more durable than sticky for this. The sticky doesn’t ahear well to the interfacing. At least not for child’s use.

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Time: December 16, 2009, 10:59 am

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Comment from Enclosed cargo trailer
Time: April 22, 2010, 5:29 am

Thanks and good luck with the running.. i need something like that too!

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Time: April 29, 2010, 5:58 am

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Comment from Cheap fence panels
Time: May 19, 2010, 5:03 pm

Putting interfacing on the backs of the fabric for the paper dolls works great. I did read this blog and it was very interesting. I liked the second part the most.

Comment from Marine fuel tank
Time: May 26, 2010, 5:02 pm

Another great podcast, Jennifer! An article very well written. I agree with what your writing.

Comment from Retaining wall ideas
Time: May 28, 2010, 11:34 am

Putting interfacing on the backs of the fabric for the paper dolls works great. We’re using medium weight. The site’s great.

Comment from Chicken nesting boxes
Time: May 30, 2010, 3:45 pm

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Comment from Tommy Hilfiger store
Time: July 12, 2010, 7:06 am

Thank you so much Jennifer! Your podcast is really great!

Comment from Amie
Time: February 24, 2013, 11:11 am

Hi there, I check your blogs on a regular basis.
Your story-telling style is witty, keep it up!

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