What I’m about to say may shock you. Before I started here at Berroco, I didn’t know much about Norah. Sure, I had heard her name and even queued a few of her designs on Ravelry, but I was mostly a crocheter and I didn’t pay much attention to those kinds of things. Looking back now, I’m grateful for my knitting industry ignorance. I would have been way too nervous starting a new job with “THE NORAH GAUGHAN” as my boss!
Posts from the ‘background’ Category
CR: What’s next for Cecily and Melissa?
We plan on working together again. That’s all we’re saying!
In the past year or so Norah and I have been interviewed in many, many places…magazines (Norah in the February 2009 issue of Knit N’ Style, and the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave, Cirilia in the Fall 2008 issue of Knitscene) online (Norah at Knitch and on Lolly’s blog, and both of us on the Knitting Contessa’s Knitting Contrissmas–Day 1 and Day 25). There have been interviews for Berroco (Norah in KnitBits #137 and during the Recession Collection) and for our favorite podcasts (Norah on Cast On, Stash and Burn #50 and Ready, Set, Knit #97 and Cirilia on Stash and Burn #46)…
NOW, I can’t imagine that there is anything else you’d want to know about either of us, but if there is I’d like to propose an experiment! We’ve recently started Twittering–if you’re already on Twitter you can follow us @berrocodesign. I’m opening up the Twitter floor (the nest?) to your questions. For the most part I’m the one Tweeting but if you have a Norah specific question just say so (in 140 characters or less, of course) and I’ll nudge her.
Speaking of technology, we posted another behind the scenes video in today’s KnitBits. I also stumbled across a Berroco related video that Kathy Elkins posted to YouTube, its’ from a trunk show event we did last fall.
Do I think I am Kandinsky? As you can see, I took art and making things, very seriously, even at an early age.Here is some early foreshadowing of my love of hexagons. I’m cutting snowflakes out of folded white paper. Note the huge “pink and orange” flowers Mom painted on the deep window well of our spooky old stone house. She built that little table too.
40 years later….
Saundra in Pure Merino and Aune in Ultra Alpaca