lk2g-082 Debbie Bliss Interview part 1

In this latest episode of our Knitting Web Series, join us for the first part of our very special interview with Debbie Bliss the classic author, knitwear and yarn designer.

I have to say this is my all time fangirl interview as I’ve been a fan of Debbie’s designs for decades and it was her books which kept me knitting when knitting wasn’t popular.

What’s on the set:

What I am wearing:

Special thanks to Debbie Bliss and Jeff Denecke of Knitting Fever distributor of Debbie Bliss yarns

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80 Responses to “lk2g-082 Debbie Bliss Interview part 1”


  1. 1 Kristal

    Wonderful interview.
    I think I have completed:
    2 scarves
    10 baby hats
    1 sock (hahaha)
    1 Childbirth Education Doll and an outfit for the doll
    1 knitted pizza
    1 knitted triple layer cake
    Not bad for a mom of 4 under the age of four 😉

  2. 2 LittleWit

    So far this year I have finished 15 projects and I currently have 5 more on the needles. :) Some of them only have just a little bit more to go until they become FOs. I am really hoping to bang out a couple of sweaters before the year is out.

  3. 3 Eileen

    Wonderful interview. I love hearing how designers got started knitting and designing.

    Projects this year, lets see. My Ravelry project page isn’t accurate because I don’t keep track of charity knits there.

    Socks – 2

    Baby hat – 1

    Preemie hats – 10

    Shawls – 3

    Adult hats – 2

    Helmet liners – 1

    Baby Blanket – 3

    Wow! Thanks for asking. If I hadn’t sat down to list it here I never would have imagined that I accomplished so much this year!

  4. 4 Silja

    So far this year I have knit 42 projects, 29 of them beeing shawls.

  5. 5 Jan

    I have knit hats: 5 and shawls: 4 this year. Enjoy the podcast thanks

    Jan

  6. 6 Bev Kive aka paletpc

    I have knit 31 projects so far in 2010. I just completed the 10 shawls in 2010 challenge.

  7. 7 Rachel

    Hi!
    I don’t exactly know the number of things I have knit this year, but I am guessing 5. That is completed projects.

  8. 8 Kim

    I have no idea how many I’ve knit so far this year. I’m horrible at documenting my projects on Ravelry so I can’t even check there!

    I’ll try to stop by and see you at Rhinebeck. Love your videocasts!

  9. 9 Linda Ann Peck

    Loved the interview. Debbie Bliss is one of my favorite designers, I love her classic flair.
    I have been working on a commission project all year, along with a wool mill and local machine knitter. We are making 19 garments out of a local wool grower’s wool! Yeow! It has been a long year! Other than that, I have completed 5 shawls, made an Aran sweater for my grown son, made one baby sweater, one pair of socks, and 12 smaller items as prototypes for our knitting group’s 2010 Lace Knit Along!
    Full Fiber year!
    Thank you for your great show and have fun at Rhinebeck!

  10. 10 Jean

    Hi Cat, I enjoyed the interview. Thanks. This year, so far, I have made 9 hats, 14 pairs of socks, 1 baby jacket and 1 women’s jacket. And I have 4 socks (different patterns) in progress OTN now. Thanks for the drawing and have fun at Rhinebeck.

  11. 11 Margie

    I think I’ve knitting 6 items. I’m a very slow knitter with too little free time. But I carry my knitting with me everywhere in case some spare time crops up. Thanks much for a terrific interview. I really like Debbie Bliss designs. They are lovely.

  12. 12 Dianna

    I’ve only knit 3-5 projects this year.

  13. 13 vicky

    1/2 a sock, made the cuff, messed up on the heel.
    that’s all for now.
    love to watch and learn.

  14. 14 Linda D.

    That book looks really neat. So far I’ve documented 17 projects on my ravelry page this year. I think that’s probably it. I try to put it on there as soon as I start. Of course, most of those are dishcloths, but they still count. :o) Thanks for this podcast. And I love the bloopers at the end.

  15. 15 Camphillpeaches

    I don’t have much time to knit, so I have only done about 10 projects. I wish I could add more hours in the day to spend knitting and crocheting.

  16. 16 Betty

    Extremely nice interviews!
    I think the best question is “How many projects have you STARTED this year??”!!! However I have finished quite a few but I really don’t keep track. Thinking back, I have finished:
    2 – pairs of socks
    5 – cowls
    4 – hats
    3 – shawls
    2 – baby sweaters
    1 – purse

    That’s what I remember right now! Maybe I should keep track next year(I just don’t keep up my projects page on Ravelry). If I would work on some of my UFO’s, then that list would explode!
    Keep up the great work!

  17. 17 Jennifer C.

    Love Debbie Bliss yarn. Not sure how many knits I’ve complete this year. I normally end up taking a long break in the summer. I just picked up the yarn again last month. Since then, I’ve completed 1 hat and a willie warmer. I also have a hat I started for myself in the spring and need to finish before it gets too cold.

  18. 18 Linda Suppan

    I really enjoy the show. Your interviews are insightful and you ask many of the same questions I would if I had the op to meet all these wonderful people. And seeing them in video really makes them more real to me. Thanks for all your hard work.

    I think I have knit about 14 items this year so far. I have 4 things actively on the needles to finish for Christmas, and several others yet in mind. So I hope to reach 25 finished items for 2010.

    Keep up the good work.

  19. 19 Susanne B

    Hmm, So far this year I have dedicated myself to UFO’s none which I have been able to complete. I would have a very adorable pumpkin sweater for my little pumpkin to wear to the pumpkin patch but it was stolen with my knitting bag. I was down to finishing the last sleeve and then I had to just sew it together. I did complete 3 pomp-a-doodle scarves which I am in love with. I can complete 1 in a 4 hour stretch!I also completed a hat. I have been trying to replace the pumpkin sweater so that did put a crimp in my time. I did also complete a scarf for my daughter that I did not complete in time for Christmas last year.
    Crap…Not a whole lot huh.
    Keep it going Cat I look forward to these.

  20. 20 Louise Harrington

    I am a new knitter and have finished:
    1 scarf for myself
    1 baby dress for granddaughter
    1 beautiful leaf scarf…that I’m very proud of…for myself
    1 hat for a daughter
    and, I’m currently trying to teach myself how to knit an entrelac scarf. I’ve ripped it out several times, and am finding I don’t like the yarn. Off to the market. Thanks for all you do to promote knitting.

  21. 21 Helena

    I discovered test knitting this year. so i have completed quite a few projects. I have knit 2 or 3 hats, a couple of scarves, 3 shawls and i have started many more projects that haven not been finished yet.

  22. 22 Monique

    I thought I had knit way more than I had LOL. But according to my Knitmeter entries AND my ongoing scrap project (tiny socks, mittens, sweaters for Christmas) I have knit a total of 32.

  23. 23 Lisa Smith

    Well…I think it would be about 10 projects, excluding the dishcloths. 4 projects in the works now.
    Love the Debbie Bliss interview.

  24. 24 Sarah

    If I count everything, including sets of dishcloths, etc., I’ve knit 40 projects this year. I know this because I counted my Ravelry entries.

  25. 25 Joy

    Hey, just in time. How many projects have I knitted this year? Not enough:-)

  26. 26 Kimberly B.

    What a great episode that was! So great to learn so much about Debbie Bliss!
    I have a hard time remembering how many knitted products I’ve finished this year. But I know I’ve completed two pairs of socks, which is great because I am new to sock knitting!
    Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

    beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

  27. 27 Katherine M.

    Love the interview and Debbie Bliss patterns. This year I have knit:
    2 shawls, 5 sweaters, 2 hats, 2 pairs of socks.

  28. 28 CAT

    Thank you all for sharing your knitting progress so far this year! Some of you have gotten a big host of projects done!

    The winner of the Debbie Bliss book is: Kelly!

  29. 29 kelly

    Yey!!! Thank You soooo much. I’ve never won anything before so this is extra special. Thank You again soooo much!

  30. 30 Bottled Water %0A

    leather handbags are superb, they look good and they are great as gifts too -~”

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