Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Welcome Wednesday with KnitClickGo and a Giveaway

Please welcome Lauri and her Etsy shop, KnitClickGo

All knit items for sale are Lauri's own patterns created and made by her. Completely exclusive to Knit Click Go!
To celebrate Valentine's Day and her Anniversary, use Coupon Code LOVE2U at checkout to enjoy 10% off of your purchase.

KnitClickGo has also offered one of her items from her shop for a giveaway...please see the details at the end of this post or check it out under the "Giveaways" tab under my blog header.

Let's meet Lauri and discover her Etsy shop, KnitClickGo

What is the first creative memory you have?

I remember writing oddly enough as a kid (maybe 5th grade). I got really into a project where we had to write a story. I had chapters, characters, everything. Probably a little overboard for the project but I remember thinking I had made a masterpiece!

What or whom began your creative journey on Etsy?
Knitting. When I learned to knit, I learned with a whole group of women at my church. I started making scarves and everyone would "ooh" and "ahh" over them and I thought it was crazy. Just the knit stitch, nothing fancy but my friend Kim Thomas said, "yes, but it's your creative eye and how you choose the yarns and colors and put them together". Just got me thinking, I suppose.

How did you come up with your shop name?
That's a crazy one. I had a shop before and after a bit I got bored with the name and felt it sounded like an Interior Design company or something, so I decided to change it. At the time, my merchandise was knit items and photo cards mostly. So, I thought of "knit" for my items "click" for the photos and "go" because my main knit seller were my sipper sweaters which you take on the go. Cheesy, yes. But, I thought it gave me versatility to make pretty much whatever.

Describe what creations you have in your shop?

I have knit coffee cup cozies (sipper sweaters), knit monsters (toy or pillow) and I knit scarves and other accessories. I've started making phone cozies and iPad cozies (coming soon). I also make cute hair clips (thanks to my 2 year old) and sometimes cards. I love my cards but they don't seem to sell online very well.

What insprires you?
So much! Color, texture, outdoors, lights, laughter. Beautiful photography,

cinematography and movies. Sky, my daughter, my family, God and life. A bit of everything.

What do you listen to or watch while creating?
Well, most of the time I'm in front of the tv while my daughter is sleeping. So, sadly, Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock? Netflix? That's awful, right? Sometimes, it's just nothing and I'm quiet upstairs.

Please share a favorite recipe
Fave recipe? I love this question. I have so many. But, I just finished making some brownies. It's a recipe from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. Fudgy Brownies.


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan or heatproof glass dish. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides. Set aside. Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over (but not touching) simmering water; stir frequently until chocolate and butter are melted, about 7 minutes. Remove bowl from heat; let cool to room temperature, 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture until combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in vanilla. Gently fold in flour and salt.
Pour batter into prepared pan, and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake until cake tester inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Run a knife or offset spatula around the edges of the pan. Using parchment, lift brownies out of pan and onto the rack. Transfer to a cutting board; cut into 2-inch squares.

Where else can we find you?
Well, I'm everywhere. Ha. Almost.

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