If you ever wondered what Emily and I sound like, now you can find out! While Emily and I were in the same time zone (a rare thing) we had the chance to chat with Felicia of SweetGeorgia yarns on her Podcast, The SweetGeorgia Show! We talked about our start at Tin Can Knits, how we work together an ocean apart, and the balance (or lack of balance) in parenting and business.
When I met Felicia I’m not sure I had even put out my first design. I visited her little studio, dodging racks of drying yarn, and picked out a few beautiful, saturated, skeins. I was hooked from the very beginning! While many things have changed since then, for all three of us, she still makes yarn that makes me happy.
The very first thing I knit when I was pregnant with Hunter was a February baby sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I knit it in Superwash Worsted in the happiest colour I could think of, Saffron. Years later I used the leftovers to knit Jones his Apple Pie hat! So many happy memories all tied up in the saturated, unapologetic colour.
Felicia has supported Tin Can Knits from the very beginning. Our i heart rainbows sweater from our first book was knit in one of my favourite SG colourways, Riptide. In fact, each of our books has a design in her yarn! We have loved watching her business grow over time, as ours did. She is an inspiration, growing both her business and her family at the same time.
Which SweetGeorgia colourway is your favourite? There are so many to choose from!
More TCK designs in SweetGeorgia yarns: