About Makewise Designs

Welcome to my corner of the world, Makewise Designs!  The inspiration for the name of my blog came from a combination of sources:

  • the particular meaning of “to make” in knitting, that is, to increase your stitches, since there will be a serious amount of knitting and knitting design happening around here; and
  • the traditional meanings of “make” and “wise,” in the hopes that what I make with my hands and share with you will make us all a little wiser!

I’ve lived in the greater New York City area for more than ten years, which I think translates into my desire to create streamlined, modern designs.  At heart, though, I’m a country girl (having grown up outside of Rochester, New York) and I know that those roots are what drive me to make things with my hands, to feel connected with simple yet meaningful techniques and traditions.  Whether it’s knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, sewing, or somewhere in between, you can be sure that I’m always looking to be creative!  Won’t you join me?

—Danielle Chalson