Here at Lion Brand we love the yarncraft blogging community. Picking a favorite from the bloggers we work with would be like asking a parent to pick their favorite child — it’s just not possible. They all bring us beautiful patterns, interesting content, and unique perspectives on knitting and crochet. That’s why we’ve decided to help you get to know the amazing people we work with, starting with Jess Potasz of Mama In A Stitch.
This is a perfect time to introduce you to Jess, since Mama In A Stitch just celebrated two years of blogging. She says in her anniversary post that she started blogging as a way to keep track of her creative pursuits after transitioning to life as a stay-at-home-mom. It evolved from a personal log of crafts and mom life into what we know today.
After her patterns started to take off, MIAS was on the yarniverse radar. Since her start in January 2015, Jessica’s unique patterns and beautiful photography have made her a crafting staple. It doesn’t hurt that she has the vistas of Colorado to serve as a backdrop! She has also been featured in several different knitting and crochet publications, including many mentions right here on the Lion Brand Notebook.
We started selling kits from her patterns, and many of them have been incredibly popular on our site! Her Light Frost Easy Blanket Sweater (pictured above) is one of our top crochet kits right now. She also designed the Big Beginner Shawl Scarf (knit), which another fan favorite. Her pattern designs combine sophistication and coziness in a way that makes them an absolute delight to both make and wear.
Last year, we worked with several bloggers for the Yarn Heroes series, where we helped promote various charitable causes. Jess designed a blanket for Project Linus as part of the campaign. The blanket is thick, soft, and washable. It could also double as a pet blanket (shelters need donations too!) if you left off the pom poms.
After two years, Mama In A Stitch has become one of the yarniverse’s favorite bloggers, and Jess is showing no signs of slowing down. We can’t wait to see what she has in store!
For more profiles of our favorite bloggers, keep an eye on the Notebook.
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I adore Jessica!!! She’s a real life friend and blogging friend. She comes up with the most creative and fun ideas. It’s wonderful to see someone like her having great success. It could not happen to a nicer person.
WOW! You are really being recognized all over. I’m so happy for you. You deserve it!
FYUI, I am making your Light Frost Blanket Sweater…and hope to finish by the end of the week…IF my hands will allow me to hook for more than a few minutes at a time. I used the Scarfie – in the same color – because I loved it…just love how the stripes are coming out so nicely!
Thank you again for a great pattern! Can’t wait to finish and wear it!