The Rare Ones

Chelsea Levinson

Chelsea Levinson

Chelsea and I met at where else but the Vogue Knitting Live in NY this past Jan. :)  We quickly bonded over our fashion design backgrounds and how we felt like we can help more people by bringing that experience into modern DIYs. Also how much we both loved a good neutral color palette and modern designs. We moaned over how hard it is to run and bootstrap a small business in New York but also how rewarding it can be with even the tiniest triumphs. How we felt hand knitting sometimes don't get the credit it deserves as a form of art and creative expression and it was our goal to make shed some light on it. So to all you ladies out there with your dreams and goals and doing your best in making it work, this one is for you - just keep moving forward and you've got this! <3

Oh, so Chelsea runs the subscription knit/crochet kit company called KnitWise at the most accessible price point of $29/month. So pop over and take a peek because quite frankly we don't know where else to get this kind of deal in this day and age. Also, we may or may not have collaborated with her on this month's subscription knit kit. You can sign up to find out by the 18th and let's just say she always delivers, ha!  Here we asked her some questions as we always do and hope you find it helpful on some level and what not. :)

 

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Niree Noel

Niree Noel

You might have come across her jaw-dropping travel/background knitting photos on Instagram @niree_knits and her warm + down to earth demeanor. Yep, that's Niree. I first met Niree at our NYC knit night hosted by Katie  and Alexi last winter, but have LOOOONGGGG been a huge fan of how effortlessly she captures her knitting journey. I mean... just look at this cover photo! Niree makes knitting in exotic places a THING to do.  And of course I couldn't agree more with how knitting helps so much with anxiety and stress in our daily lives, but if you find yourself here you might already know that. ;)

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Brianna Hawkins

Brianna Hawkins

They came. They saw. They became my friends. Brianna is definitely one of the most amazing people I've had the pleasure of meeting since The Rare Creature started. Not only is she gorgeous at 1st glance but as time went on and we got to know each other it became obvious that Brianna is one of the brightest newly college graduates I've ever met. She has the kind of focus and drive I can only dream of my early 20 something-year-old had, and that crystal clear vision of what she wants in life at a tender young age is something I still struggle with in my 30's. Welp, one day at a time and one thing at a time. ;)  So I asked her to model for the new LOOP collection lookbook. She agreed. I paid her in yarns. What a deal I got. I am such a lucky one. :)))) 

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