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Get to Know Kristen Mangus

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Things are heating up behind the scenes at Knit and Crochet Now! Lena Skvagerson and the whole Knit and Crochet Now! team have been very busy knitting and crocheting some amazing new projects and working on some great new techniques for us. Lena sent us this tempting picture from the photoshoot for some of the new projects featured in the newest season. All that means filming will be starting very soon, and so much exciting goodness will be coming our way!

While we wait for the new season to start, we want to introduce you to some new faces that will be sharing their love of knitting and crocheting with us this season. One of them is Kristen Mangus, the wonderful talent behind GoodKnit Kisses. You are going to just fall in love with her! Kristen is a multitalented crafter with a heart as big as Texas. GoodKnit Kisses' mission is to encourage and empower through crafting with all the videos and resources you will need to grow in your craft. She's built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. She is the author of books such as Loom Knitting Guide & Patterns and Flower Loom Crochet. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others.

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I asked Kristen to share with us some silly random facts about herself. Here is what she had to say:

  • I love to sing and be silly. I love to make up crafty lyrics to songs.
  • I survived a significant head injury 20 years ago and began making videos to help my short-term memory.
  • I am not a morning person; I simply cannot get to bed before midnight most days. Most of my videos are shot and edited between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • Truly I love to help people by making videos and help them find their voice through creating. We all have a story and part of us to share. I've found crafting both therapeutic and a creative outlet; leading others in the same is a joy!
  • I was a music major for a time studying opera and musical theater. I secretly want to sing for Disney or be on Broadway.
  • My first career was as a professional interior designer and I keep my registration up to date.
  • A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Don't wait for the new season to fall in love with Kristen! Check out GoodKnit Kisses. Or follow her on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram. Just know once you click, you will immediately be making a new best crafting friend!

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