In September we are featuring Rose Marie Aronsson as our artisan of the month. Rose Marie makes lovely and practical to use stitch markers so you'll find a sample of her goods in your package if you place an order in September!*
1- When did you learn to knit and/or crochet and who taught you?
I learned to knit in school and to some extent from my grandmother, I didn't keep up with it at that point though and forgot about it. After my grandma died and I realized I had no-one to knit me socks again I decided to learn so I contacted a LYS and learned the basics from them and the rest on Youtube.
2- When/how did you get into designing stitch markers?
I decided to make my own stitch markers cause I felt the prices for the ones I found were a bit steep when you have to pay a lot for shipping as well since I live in Sweden. To begin with I only made them for my self but then I decided to try and sell them. And it worked :)
3- What is your favorite fiber/weight yarn to work with?
Well I don't work with yarn in my business but when knitting I mostly use fingering weight yarn.
4- What are you designing now (that you can tell us about)?
I'm planning some new sets for Halloween and I'm always thinking of new color combinations for the shop.
1- What is your favorite word?
2- What is your lease favorite word?
Don't have one that I can think of.
3- What turns you on?
Pretty yarn and fiber and really good books.
4- What turns you off?
Books that end the wrong way and tv-series that get cancelled in the middle of a season.
5- What sound do you love?
My dogs yawning.
6- What sound do you hate?
Right now it's the high pitched bark from our puppy, it's almost enough to pop your eardrums.
7- What is your favorite curse word?
Not sure I use more than the f-word.
8- What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Not sure but I would love to work with animals.
9- What profession would you not like to?
Deli-counter in shops, I have a problem with certain smells and raw fish is one of them.
10- If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
I prefer to think of it as Valhalla and then it would be something along the lines of "Here's your mead, come on in and join the party"
My store: http://beagindesign.com
My twitter: http://twitter.com/BeaGinDesign
My Ravelry id: http://www.ravelry.com/people/SwedishRose
*free stitch markers included in all non-Club orders over $30 while supplies last