Thanks to everyone who participated in our Scavenger Hunt Giveaway! I had a lot of fun creating the questions and it seems like you all enjoyed searching for the answers. In fact, everyone did so well, that I'm thinking I might have to make the next one harder! Keep reading to see all the answers… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Scavenger Hunt Winners
I've shared a lot of information about Berroco since our "Get to Know" series started last year. Have you been paying attention? Share what you've learned by participating in our Get to Know Berroco: Scavenger Hunt! Anyone who answers all of the questions correctly will be entered in our giveaway.* The winner will receive both… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Scavenger Hunt Giveaway
Norah Gaughan is probably the first name that pops into your head when you think of Berroco's design team. And why not? Norah's fabulous. But it's her collaboration with our other designers, that keeps Berroco patterns fresh season after season. Amanda Keep has filled this role for the past two years. A Traverse City, MI native, Amanda… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Our Designers
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… Continue reading Get to Know Berroco: Norah Gaughan
Next week, Norah and I are off to upstate New York for the photography for our Fall 2012 pattern collection. In the meantime, we’re busy taking care of last-minute details... Our styling rack is loaded with clothes, ready to be packed up. We’ve got lots of buttons to sew to the finished sweaters... And we’re… Continue reading Fall Photography Prep
Picking up where I left off (see Part 1 for a refresher), let’s look at a few more photos while I share some more stories from the photo shoot for Booklet #320 Big Kids/Little Kids. Of the eight kids who modeled for us, there were two sets of siblings. Can you guess which ones are… Continue reading The Making of a Kid’s Book – Part 2
Making Booklet #320 Big Kids/Little Kids, one of our spring 2012 pattern booklets, was an adventure. We designed 27 different patterns (more than 3 times what we usually include in a pattern booklet) and began planning our photo shoot. We hired a mix of professional models and friends to wear our designs, and secured a beautiful… Continue reading The Making of a Kid’s Book – Part 1
After one of our designs is photographed, we are faced with the difficult task of choosing which photo to use for the pattern. Our fantastic photographer will usually give us a number of good shots and it’s up to us to decide which image showcases the knit or crocheted item best, using the amount of… Continue reading About Wendell
Read on to hear some behind the scenes scoop from the authors of New England Knits, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. CR: Hey ladies! Why don't we start by explaining how you know each other? We first met many years ago through mutual friends, but because we lived in different places, we lost touch. When… Continue reading New England Knits!
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… Continue reading Gabfest!