Blog Week: Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder

Today's featured blogger for blog week is a blog that I often go to and just cruise around regardless of new material or not. I love Carrie's aesthetic and find her whole style very inspirational so I hope you do too!

Carrie is the blogger and designer at maddermade.com

Carrie is the blogger and designer at maddermade.com

"My name is Carrie Bostick Hoge and my blog is Madder. (maddermade.com) I first started blogging sometime in 2006 under the name Fort Nest. It was a way to document my home and work life. Then, in 2008, I started Swatch Diaries blog so that my knitwear would have a home of its own. There I enjoyed swatching with new yarns, exploring stitches, finding inspiration, and presenting my knitwear designs. Madder blog is a continuation of Swatch Diaires, a place where I focus on my knitting. 

Carrie's blog is a progression from her original blog, the Swatch Diaries

Carrie's blog is a progression from her original blog, the Swatch Diaries

The content on my blog is usually very focused on my knitting design process (images of yarn, swatches, fabrics) and then the finished results. I also love fabric and sewing, so I enjoy posting about garments I’ve sewn or fabric I’ve printed or purchased. I like to keep the content work related, but occasionally I share about inspiring places I have visited. And even more occasionally, I include photos of my children and blog about something personal. 

inspirational details from Maddermade

inspirational details from Maddermade

Blogging has taught me that there are amazing knitters/crafters out there who share my passion for yarn and textiley goodness. The blog also continually helps to keep me on track and focused. 

piles of knits at maddermade

piles of knits at maddermade

I find inspiration in nature, travel (hopefully I’ll get to do this again someday!), other artists and designers, and my children."