Anyone who has read this blog knows I have a love for cute baby clothes. Today's Indy Designer has CUTE down to a science. I've seen designer Linda Gavaldon's work on Ravelry of course. I have a couple personal favorite designs. Her work is fun and functional, cute and not at all hackneyed! You'll love it.
Linda Gavaldon has been knitting since she was a teen. She tells her story on her website http://littlepiggypatterns.com/about-us/ its the same story many other designers tell. They got an inspiration and never stopped designing. It makes me a bit envious :) I do design I just can't write a pattern to save my soul. However, Linda Gavaldon has been knitting for over 40 years so designing was really a natural progression for her. I'm SO glad she found a niche! Her work is wonderful.
Little Piggy Patterns include everything from cowls and scarves to baby bibs, blankets and hats. I've begun reading the ratings on patterns after learning the hard way that just because it says its a pattern for a certain size doesn't make it so. Little Piggy Patterns are POPULAR and rated at no less than 4 out of 5 stars on Ravelry (the place where all the knitters and crocheters congregate) If Ravelers rate the patterns so highly then they must be very good. :)
Some of my personal favorite patterns from Little Piggy Patterns, are no surprise, baby patterns. The "Sweet Flowers Sleep Sack" is precious! http://littlepiggypatterns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=79 One of the most refreshing things about Linda Gavaldon's designs is that she has so much for little boys! Fantastic. My son loved elephants when he was a little guy so of course I gravitated to this sweet "Elephants On Parade" blanket http://littlepiggypatterns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=11 For bath time there are the super adventurous "zoo-ology" wash cloths. http://littlepiggypatterns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=82 turning bath time into a safari? Always a fun idea! You can turn any child's bath into fun learning experience with the animal washcloths. Making color and animal identification a fun part of a child's bath. http://littlepiggypatterns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=31
Grown up people can find Little Piggy Patterns on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Little-Piggy-Patterns-188247194614122/ and on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/linda-gavaldon I want to thank Linda Gavaldon for working so hard to provide knitters with quality patterns. Please check Little Piggy Patterns out for yourself. If you don't knit... its okay. I do!
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