Knit & Crochet Superstar


Stitch along with Heidi from Speckless!

Heidi Hengel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
I work at a place that makes books!

When did you first start knitting / crocheting and where did you learn?

I taught myself in my freshman year of college -- I think I was 18.

Can you remember the first thing you made?

A dishcloth, of course! A very sad and wonky dishcloth.

Who are your favourite pattern designers and celebrity knitters & crocheters?

Ah. My two favorite crochet/knit bloggers are Alice Merlino of Futuregirl and Rachel Honeycutt of Cornflower Blue Studio.

What are your favourite things to stitch and do you have a favorite item you've made?

If I have to pick, I'd say my two favorite things to make are crochet-covered rocks and crochet scarves -- I have a ton of both!

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to stitch along to?

Podcasts: This American Life, Joy the Baker, Love and Radio, Dial-a-Stranger.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Craftwise, I will do anything and everything . . . Right now I'm busy with my wedding and everything that goes along with it. Lots of DIY in a wedding!

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Thanks so much for having me!

Heidi Hengel
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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Arrested Development. Dexter.
We are music hounds, so this is hard! I would have to say, right now, probably The Avett Brothers.
Amelie. No, Royal Tennenbaums. No, Amelie!
Another hard one! Two most re-read books: When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.
Yarn Brand
I won't pick sides! I get a lot of my stash from yard sales, actually.
Places To Knit/Crochet
On the couch with my cat!