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I've been making things incessantly for as long as I can remember and I literally learned how to knit at my grandmother's knee.

I currently knit approximately 30-40 hours a week - more in busy or inspired weeks! - and I have a very simple design process.

At some point, I will find myself overwhelmingly excited by the idea of something I want to create. Usually I see my knitted creation fully formed in my imagination and then it's my job to turn that into reality.

I never need to create prototypes when designing, rather it's as if I sculpt with my needles and yarn just like an artist chipping away from an enormous block of marble. It can be hard making sure I write my pattern down as I go along!

Next, is the slower stage of testing knitting my own…

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  • Joined August 21, 2009

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About

I've been making things incessantly for as long as I can remember and I literally learned how to knit at my grandmother's knee.

I currently knit approximately 30-40 hours a week - more in busy or inspired weeks! - and I have a very simple design process.

At some point, I will find myself overwhelmingly excited by the idea of something I want to create. Usually I see my knitted creation fully formed in my imagination and then it's my job to turn that into reality.

I never need to create prototypes when designing, rather it's as if I sculpt with my needles and yarn just like an artist chipping away from an enormous block of marble. It can be hard making sure I write my pattern down as I go along!

Next, is the slower stage of testing knitting my own pattern to ensure it's clear and complete. I knit up extra samples to show different color combinations or slight varations and then, tadaaa! My new knitting pattern is unveiled!

I have two other shops on Etsy:

ButterflyLove2 for handmade baby shoes and other clothes

Floribundae for handmade accessories

I regularly update my facebook account with news of new patterns, etc. You can follow me at:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001660983420

UK customers may be interested to know that they can also buy my patterns via Folksy:

http://www.folksy.com/shops/ButterflyLove

And keen knitters can follow my progress on Ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/dawn-finney

ButterflyLove now has a Blog! Follow the exploits of our research teams at http://www.butterflylove1.blogspot.com

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