All posts by: Donna Druchunas

Donna Druchunas
About Donna Druchunas
An entrepreneur for over 15yrs, I've dabbled in all kinds of businesses. From self publishing, knit design, website sales, teaching, mentoring, and more. I love to see other people succeed in whatever their endeavor may be. I'll be able to give you a jumpstart to start your business, start a hobby, website, and make you a success in the craft industry. This is my business and it supports me, my husband, three cats, living in a large farmhouse in Vermont USA.
03/16/2019

Watercolor Painting

Did you know that in the 17th century, it was illegal for women to paint in oils? That’s why Maria Sibylla Merian, our guide for this year’s adventures, painted in watercolor. She, like all other artists of the time, made her own paints by grinding pigments and mixing them with gum arabic, the sap of […]

01/21/2019

Don’t be a Yarn Snob

Two things happened this weekend that made me think of this: On Facebook, Gaye Glasspie aka GGmadeit, has a weekly knitting Q&A and she asked who was going to Vogue Knitting Live. Well, I’m not, and it’s because I can’t afford to go to a knitting event unless I’m working the show. People often make assumptions […]

01/08/2019

Two New Patterns and Kits!

I have two new patterns and kits! The patterns are on Ravelry and the kits are on Craftsy/Bluprint. Tununak Nachaq Cowl Knitting Kit Have you ever noticed that the lower the temperature falls, the higher our necklines become? That explains why oversized cowl necks are the ultimate accessory during the depths of winter! Tununak Nachaq […]

01/02/2019

Parts Unknown Viking Cowl KAL

Are you ready for a winter KAL? How it Works Sign up by downloading the Parts Unknown pattern PDF on Ravelry. Use coupon VIKING to get it for free. Follow along in my Ravelry group. If you didn’t pre-order a custom-dyed kit, you can use your own stash yarn or purchase something suitable at your […]

12/15/2018

No wool? No vikings.

Since we’ll be knitting my Parts Unknown cowl that Dom calls the “Viking Cowl” in January, you might enjoy reading up on vikings and wool ahead of time. To knit from stash, the pattern is free on Knitty but it’ll be really hard to match the color flow, plus the sale of this yarn helps Annie […]

10/18/2018

November Mystery Cowl KAL

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been off my game since the 2016 election and I’m pretty tired of feeling this way. I’m getting ready to kick off my funk at the mid-terms and no matter what happens, I’m moving forward with my life and creative work in 2019 with renewed energy and determination. […]