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The Makers of Craftsy: Meet Kamie

Crafting is what connects us to each other. And that rings especially true for one knitter here at Craftsy.

Kamie Kennedy

Kamie, who leads part of our marketing team, loves getting her family involved with her craft. Although she only started knitting two years ago, she’s always been intrigued by her mother-in-law’s knitting, who’s been an avid knitter for 65 years. In fact, Kamie recalls how knitting has brought them closer together and “given us something to bond over,” she says.

Of course, Kamie has also managed to get her husband tangled up in her knitting — literally! He winds all of her yarn (“It’s a little tradition we have!”), and she says that when he asked about winders, “I lied and said they are VERY expensive just because I like to see him get involved with my passion.”

Kamie Knitting

While it’s no secret that knitting can be a powerful tool for relaxation, Kamie also finds that it can be quite stimulating. Her favorite workspace is in the car during long road trips (when she’s not driving, of course). “It’s a distraction-free space and usually gives me solid blocks of time to make big progress,” she says. Sometimes she even times herself to see how many rows she can do before arriving at her destination. “Who said knitting was supposed to be relaxing?” she says with a smile.

Kamie Wearing Knit Cowl

When it comes to road trips, we often think of the phrase, “It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.” But that’s not always the case when we’re creating. Like many knitters, Kamie’s favorite part is finishing. “Not finishing as in tucking in tails, but actually holding up the completed project,” she says. And, as makers, we can probably all appreciate the sense of accomplishment we get after finishing a project. Especially when it’s something we know our family will use and love for years to come.

Have you ever bonded with someone through crafting?

Share in our comments below! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @BeCraftsy to read more about our makers.

4 Comments

Winne Peterson

I’m absolutely loving meeting all the makers of Craftsy!

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mary

As a child my oldest sister brought home a knitting kit for me and I made one thing. Time went on till about thirty years ago a New Zealand friend was an avid knitter. I said I would love to learn how to knit again but being left handed it was a challenge. I could not learn the English or thrown way but some how the continental way popped back into my brain from childhood and I was off and running. She started me off on a black sweater. Ouch! Her best advice was do only what the directions say between the commas then go on. Can’t tell you how many times she bailed me out and I am still knitting today. Thank you Gert!

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LL

I love the scarf/neck wrap that Kamie has in the pictures and was hoping that the pattern was included at the end of your article.
Very cute and cozy looking.

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Cynthia Durham

My twin and I knit together, as if twins needed anything else to bond over! She is faster at it, and I knit more often. For me it’s a daily ritual, while she finds a project, knits it up and nay not pick up the needles again for months. Through trial and error we have taught each other different tips and tricks to improve ourselves. I think it’s important to have a knitting buddy, I’m fortunate enough that mine is my womb-mate!

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