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Power Purls Podcast - Knitting, Crochet and Yarn Podcast

EMPOWER your knits and purls in this weekly podcast with editor, designer and business coach Kara Gott Warner. Get the tools and advice to finally start and ROCK your fiber-loving crafty-preneur business and lifestyle!
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Sep 30, 2016

Brooke Nico is the co-owner of Kirkwood Knittery, where she uses her eye for detail and fashion experience to keep her store ahead of trends in knitting. However, lace is where Brooke has really made her mark, and her talent has been recognized by Vogue Knitting, Knitters, and Debbie Bliss magazine. She has taught lace classes at VKLive, VKLive LA, and several Stitches (XRX) events. Brooke lives in Kirkwood, MO.

I think you have to keep the big picture in mind, so over the course of a year, I have a work/life balance. Today, I may feel guilty because I'm missing a soccer game. But next week I'll make the soccer game and have something else to do. I can't take each day as a snapshot. I have to look at the whole picture.

 

Episode Highlights:

03:50 Brooke and Kara discuss how they met.

05:00 Kara digs into Brooke's extensive knitting background.

06:40 Brooke talks about purchasing Knitting for Dummies as her intro to knitting.

08:45 Kara asks if Brooke took to knitting right away or if she was frustrated at first.

09:30 Brooke says to "Pick something that you will love" as a project.

11:16 Why lace? Does Brooke find it similar to Cablework?

12:30 What advice Brooke gives to intimidated newbies.

15:10 Designing and authoring books vs. opening Kirkwood Knittery.

17:30 Brooke's work/life balance mindset.

19:20 How knitting "chose" Brooke.

22:00 What advice would Brooke give her future self?

24:47 Is Brooke afraid of losing her passion for knitting?

26:35 What's the best piece of advice she's ever been given?

 

Resources:

Brooke Nico designs at Ravelry 

Kirkwood Knittery 

Kirkwood Knitter Twitter

Brooke Nico on Twitter @bdnico

Brooke Nico on facebook  

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