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Stitching a Dream

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

My son helped set up a video shoot of me stitching the Dream Catcher blanket together at my kitchen table. It is shot over several days but is put in fast motion to only last a few short minutes. The video is pretty funny to watch and my only wish is that my hands could actually move that fast. That would be the best thing ever. Enjoy!

I’ll be back in a couple of days with the complete free pattern for the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket. I’m waiting for the sun to appear around my neck of the woods so I can get some sunny photos of the completed project. It has been one rainy weekend.

I’ll also be back this week with some Spud & Chloë color news for our yarn line. You are going to love the new colors coming out in June! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new colorways. The new color names are just as good as the current names if that’s even possible.

I also spotted Spud & Chloë Outer in the new issue of Knitscene Easy, a special edition for 2010 from Interweave Press. The project is by Tanis Gray and is called, Seed Stitch Wristers. Click here for a photo of the Outer Wristers. You will love this project. This is a great issue of Knitscene geared toward quick and simple projects. We all need those now and again.

Have a great start to your week everyone! Until we meet again…

31 Responses to “Stitching a Dream”

  1. April 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm Ellen Gormley says:

    Too cute! OMgoodness you sit at a table! I have a terrible habit of sitting on the floor, or slouching on the couch. No wonder my shoulders always hurt! I love how you applaud at the end! Thanks for sharing.

  2. April 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm Emilene says:

    I love this video! I love how fast you go! And the music is great. Jack Johnson? You’re son is so good at making videos!

  3. April 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm Sara in WI says:

    Oh, Maaannn! Will you stitch mine together
    when I’m finished? Did the wardrobe changes
    Thanks for sharing this great video! Did you
    send it to YouTube? It would go right to the
    top of the charts for knitters!!!

  4. April 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm Barb Yerke says:

    I have never been more relieved to know you didn’t sew the blanket together in the 3:14 time frame of the video. Especially since it took me 3 or 4 sittings to get my 25 squares put together.
    This video was so much fun to watch.

  5. April 25, 2010 at 6:03 pm Michelle Carter says:

    That blanket is ADORABLE!!!!!!

  6. April 25, 2010 at 6:48 pm Chris says:

    What a GENIUS idea to have your son record you!!! Fantastic. And you’re so cute in the video- it’s always nice to see the faces behind the blog, you know?

    LOVE IT!

  7. April 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm Bridget says:

    I love how your head looks like it’s bobbing to the music and how your left hand is basically motionless but your right hand is a whirling dervish.

  8. April 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm Patty Pierce says:

    Love the music…..your son is a talented kid!

  9. April 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm Cathey says:

    That was awesome! Love the music and by the way since you are so fast can I send you mine?

  10. April 26, 2010 at 2:12 am bloepper says:

    i second everything that’s already been said! PLUS: that’s a funky sheep t-shirt! the music is indeed from jack johnson – you and your heart. a cool combination of music and video.

  11. April 26, 2010 at 5:38 am Lucy says:

    New coloursj! Can’t wait! Am I right to say that there’s going to be a nice purple?

  12. April 26, 2010 at 7:30 am Judy Dienstag says:

    What a beautiful dream catcher blanket and what a “catchy” video. I would love to have the complete dream catcher blanket pattern when it becomes available.

    A fan of Spud and Chloe,


  13. April 26, 2010 at 9:52 am tricotinange says:

    This is cool, wish I could work that fast! Really enjoyed this video and the music.
    Thanks for sharing

  14. April 26, 2010 at 10:21 am linda says:

    That is too funny, and too cute!

    Can we use the Dreamcatcher Baby Blanket at the show?

    Yours truly,


  15. April 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm CHANDA says:

    Clever kid!!! Great idea to do the video! Absolutely loved it and the music was perfect!

    Oh, and love the blankie – just got started on mine. It’s so much fun to work on in odd moments. Those squares are just magically appearing! :)

  16. April 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm Sheri says:

    Wow, so creative and fun! Can’t wait for the full pattern, and I also can’t wait for the sock pattern you mentioned in an earlier post. I haven’t found a pattern that looks as nice as your socks always look on your other blog, and I’m dying to know your secrets. Cross my heart and pinkie swear that I’ll use Spud and Chloe Fine to knit them up! :)
    Oh, also, so excited for the new colors!!

  17. April 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm youcandoit says:

    you are so cute! an enjoyable 3:14. thanks!

  18. April 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm Christine says:

    LOVE the music!!! this is so cool to watch you sew in fast-mo. Give that boy a smooch of love for doing this.

  19. April 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm Carol says:

    That was a delightful DELIGHTFUL video; fun and uplifting and, dare we say, MOTIVATING :) !!! Thank you Susan and Susan’s son :) …We love it and the blankie!!

  20. April 28, 2010 at 7:49 am Kirsty says:

    This was super!!!! I really enjoyed watching it, and the music was perfect!! Thanks for sharing, I purchased a copy of the book and will be working on my squares very soon!

  21. April 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm Sandra says:

    Love the video!! I am working on my dream catcher blanket, well more like a throw, and am loving the patterns and color changes. I am a little worried about the sewing together part so the video helped to keep me motivated. Thanks a ton, I love all the Spud and Chloe yarns and patterns!!

  22. May 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm Allegra says:

    This is hilarious! And awesome!

  23. May 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm ali says:

    Love, love, LOVE, the video! Now I want to video all my knitting, LOL! Um, maybe not… hehe, but yours turned out so fun!!

    Happy knitting-

  24. December 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm Novella Malsom says:

    In other news, I will be unavailable starting one week from today, please hold my calls

  25. April 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm sanderson says:

    thank you! when he brought up the idea I thought it was a good one, too:)

  26. April 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm sanderson says:

    did you see the wardrobe? lol. i don’t think it helped anything at all:)

  27. April 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm sanderson says:

    those are on my list! coming up soon!

  28. April 27, 2010 at 8:11 am sanderson says:

    Loving Jack Johnson so much!!

  29. May 6, 2010 at 1:34 pm sanderson says:

    Hah! Thanks, Allegra.