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Member In Focus - Knitters DelightBy Deepika on 1/18/11 12:12 PM

Member Since: 9/4/08
PR Name: Knitters Delight
Full Name: Susan Leslie Davis
Birthday: December 7, 1974

How did you learn to sew?
I'm originally a knitter, but tried my hand at several quilts in my twenties, using a few quilting pattern books. Three years ago, after seeing so many blog posts from people who knit AND sew, I decided to give it a try. I took a free beginner's sewing class with the San Diego Continuing Education program. I have never looked back!

What aspect of sewing do you find most challenging?
Pushing past my comfort zone to try new techniques. It is easy for me to stick to my fun and fast knit projects. I have worked hard to try to change this using all of the inspiration I get from other sewing projects that I see online. Because of this, I have learned to make full bust alterations, fly-front zippers, among other techniques that I'm proud of learning.

Which sewing book do you refer to most often?
While I have a substantial book collection, since I love collecting books, I think I pull out "The New Complete Guide to Sewing" by Reader's Digest the most. Coming in a close second and third would be Power Sewing by Sandra Betzina and The Sewing Bible by Ruth Singer.

What are your sewing goals for this year
SWAP - Sewing With A Purpose! I am a new mother as of November 27th. I want to make sure I use my sewing time wisely by making beautiful clothes that both fit AND flatter my figure. I also want to go for quality over quantity.

What are you sewing right now?
I just finished sewing two cowl neck tops using Vogue 8634 and have cut the pattern out for anothger top using New Look 6816.

Pick your favorite pattern
That is a really tough one to answer. But if I had to pick one, its New Look 6735

I actually love all of the separates that this pattern offers.

What you love most about PatternReview?
I love going to the reviews before making a pattern up. It helps me pick the right size, make adjustments to the problem pieces, or even avoid patterns that just won't work for my frame or skill set.
Any other hobbies? I knit and quilt. I use to keep a salt water fish tank for fifteen years as well.

Your profession, where do you live?
I run a medical supply company in San Diego, California that creates placebo training products for nurses, pharmacy technicians, and emts.

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Knitters Delight said... (2/4/11 4:54 PM) Reply
Thanks again! I am wearing Butterick 5454 in my picture.
GinormicaMG said... (1/26/11 12:54 PM) Reply
Welcome aboard Susan! As a busy mom in enjoy both sewing and knitting, which i taught myself a few years ago to pass the time at afterschool practices. Although knitting can be transported easily, i love the instant gratification of completing a sewing project and wearing it in to work on Monday. Reach out to you new sewing community anytime. Also, what pattern is that you are wearing in this wonderful photo?
Byrdie said... (1/21/11 12:03 PM) Reply
Congratulations on being the member in focus! I've followed your blog for quite some time and I think you are well deserving of this honor! I love to see all of the things you have made as well as your knitting and quilting projects too!
Victoria B said... (1/19/11 4:59 PM) Reply
Susan, so delighted you were interviewed. You are such an inspiration to us all!!! I've always loved your mix of prints and great patterns. I consider myself one of your biggest fans (wink)! Looking forward to your future projects:)
Seamstars said... (1/19/11 4:48 PM) Reply
Susan! So nice to see you in cyberspace, now that we've met in person! Hope everything is going great with baby. :)
Barbara V said... (1/19/11 10:24 AM) Reply
Susan, Congratulations on your new baby and congratulations on your lovely interview here. You always do such a nice job on your sewing projects. I too love knitting and have been both knitting and sewing for many years.
Knitters Delight said... (1/18/11 10:51 PM) Reply
Thanks everyone! I was so excited to be interviewed. I am glad it was worth reading. lol. (Christinasbookshelf) My company makes injection simulators and fake vials such as fake insulin so nurses in training can practice with look-alike products without the risk of getting injected with out dated, real medicine.
christinasbookshelf said... (1/18/11 9:34 PM) Reply
Congrats on the baby and the featured member! I learned to knit 1.5 years ago, after sewing since I was a kid, and I enjoy being able to take my knitting with me everywhere--doesn't work so well with sewing. I would like to know what placebo training products are now.
QuiltSewSewSue said... (1/18/11 9:26 PM) Reply
Congratulations on being the featured member. I always enjoy following your projects and I also love the great photos you take of you clothing.
Scheryka said... (1/18/11 8:09 PM) Reply
First, congratulations for the new blessing addition. I love your reviews and it is good to know a little more about you.
kim*brown said... (1/18/11 4:06 PM) Reply
Great info, it was interesting getting to know you better! Congrats on the new blessing in your life!
mochimo said... (1/18/11 3:49 PM) Reply
The garments you sew are always so beautiful and stylish! Congratulations on the baby!
Rhoda K said... (1/18/11 3:44 PM) Reply
Nice to see you here. I always enjoy your reviews. My congratulations, too, on being a new mom.
JEF said... (1/18/11 2:09 PM) Reply
Love the feature on you. I'm going in the reverse direction - I just learned how to knit!!!
Christas said... (1/18/11 12:44 PM) Reply
Susan, I have enjoyed your reviews for a long time! It's so nice to see you featured as a Member in Focus. Your garments are always so nicely sewn. Congrats on the new baby! :-)
pterion said... (1/18/11 12:19 PM) Reply
Nice to meet you, Susan! I enjoy reading your reviews. Congrats on being a new mom! However do you find time to do all that beautiful sewing?!

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