I want to introduce you to one of my fav. fiber artists from the U.K.. I first found Marianna through Ravelry in my search for Preemie clothes. Preemies, as my regular readers know, hold a particularly special place in my heart. Marianna makes some of the most adorable preemie clothes! I wanted my readers to see what an amazing job she does writing up and sharing her patterns.
*First, let me be sure everyone reading this blog post is aware that one MAY NOT take any part of a written pattern or photographs of that pattern, share, copy or re-sell without the express permission of the author. Though many of Marianna's patterns are provided without charge to those using them for charitable purposes they are NOT without COST. They cost her something in time, energy, testing and her heart. These are provided out of love for society's littlest members. So please do not share the patterns as though they are your own or sell the pattern claiming they are your own. That's theft of intellectual property and its a crime. Sadly Marianna has had unscrupulous people sell her FREE patterns on Ebay claiming them as their own*.
Now with that said let me show you why I am THRILLED to be writing about Marianna today. Marianna's blog is entitled "Marianna's Lazy Daisy Days" found on Blogger at http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/. Its just way too full of amazing patterns for me to go through them all but pay particular attention to the care Marianna gives to the patterns she creates. They are patterns for knitters of all levels of ability, and include items for preemies, teens, toddlers, even items to sell at holiday fairs! One of my favorite preemie projects are the Simple Baby and Preemie Baby Mitts. http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/simple-baby-and-preemie-baby-mittens.html They work up very quickly, which is good because babies come in their own time... not always when we are ready Another really adorable fund raising item Marianna shares are the Mini Christmas Stocking. http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/i-know-that-it-is-only-september.html (Personally I think these would be a FANASTIC reveal for expectant parents. A Christmas stocking reveal... adorable)
One of the things I like most about Marianna is that her designs are so attractive and yet not overly complicated. I'm not a person with a lot of extra time on my hands, but I DO like to give back. Marianna makes that possible in so many ways. I'm very thankful for her careful preparation of her patterns. She's busy too. Not too many people would think of it... but bows can be overly fussy. Marianna simplifies the whole process here: http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-simplest-bow-in-world.html. Normally people don't think twice about a bow when seen on a little sweater but they can really be difficult to make look nice, Marianna did the work for us :)
I'd like to personally thank Marianna for all her hard work. I hope that others will read this blog and drop her a note to give her kudos on her great work. You can find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/made.by.marianna/ on her blog, and on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/designers/marianna-mel
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**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.