Lucy Neatby Knitting Expert and Instructional DVD Pioneer was the guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird today!
Candian Lucy called in from Nova Scotia, and she shared about her unique colored hair (thanks Marly for asking what the rest of us wonder and allow us to get to the important topic of knitting!) and her world travels while in the Navy. She says during her time in the Navy she became a self-reliant knitter, as there was no one else to consult about knitting. She started hanging out with a fleece artists who asked her to start teaching classes, starting with colorwork. They began with a 3 hour class on Fair Isle, Mosaic and Intarsia. It sounds like they realized that was overwhelming so they broke down into specific topics.
Her neighbor asked her to create a sweater that reflected his heritage which began her design career. What a career it’s become! Just check out her designs listed in Ravelry (probably not all of them) http://www.ravelry.com/designers/lucy-neatby She also created instructional DVD’s which can still be purchased through her website, then won a competition through TKGA that introduced her as a teacher in the US.
Lucy is celebrating her first 3-book: Little Book of Big Holes (link from Ravelry where it can be purchased from too): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/a-little-book-of-big-holes-for-hand-knitters
She has a Craftsy class available on Double Knitting, here is the Marly code: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarlyBird_202_CP There is another class coming soon on Sock Knitting so stay tuned for that! Very exciting…
Lucy’s website is: http://www.lucyneatby.com/index.php In the meantime, she shared that Double Knitting is really calling her. If you follow her on the internet, you’ll see her beautiful work popping up quite regularly.
Here is the link in Blogtalk in case you missed it, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/08/05/yarn-thing-podcast-with-marly-bird