About Me & Contact Info

sandi2008Hi! I’m Sandi Wiseheart, and I am incorrigible when it comes to crafting. I’m an avid knitter, spinner, and beader, with forays into crochet, weaving, sewing, quilting, and, uh, well. That’s enough for now. (Let’s not scare off the nice people.)

I was the founding editor of KnittingDaily.com, I was also the former managing editor of Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Knitscene magazines. And now I’m a freelance knitting/spinning/crochet/beading writer, teacher, and general craft enabler.

I live in the Toronto area of Ontario, Canada with my wife Melody, a three-legged dog named Buddy, a one-eyed kitten named Tim, and an outwardly-normal feline brother-sister duo named Dusty and Zoe. (I say outwardly normal because we have suspicions about Dusty…he seems to be hiding a thumb somewhere, and we suspect he’s earned an astrophysics degree somewhere along the line. But I digress.)

My stash(es) defy my humble abilities to control, categorize, subdue, or organize them.

Go read the rest of my blog if you want to know more…and thanks for stopping by!

— Sandi

Email: wiseheart AT gmail DOT com
(remove the words in caps and the spaces to email me)

Other places you can find me:

Etsy: WiseSparrow: Tiaras and Sparklies

Ravelry: sandiwiseheart

Twitter: sandiwiseheart

Ravelry group: Wiseheart & Friends

Knitting Daily: What’s on Sandi’s Needles?

26 Responses to About Me & Contact Info

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.


  2. Heather Cochran says:

    Loved your posts when you were on IK, felt lost when you moved on. Now I’m on ravelry, which has led me back to your blog. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us…


  3. Arla Schmaltz says:

    Hi Sandy,
    I so miss you on the Knitting Daily web page. I miss your sense of humour and your wonderful sense of humour. I especially miss all the wonderful helps you put up on the page. I saved them all. When you left, I felt like I lost a good friend. sob, sob…
    I’m not quite sure how I found your blog, but I am so grateful that I did. It’s kinda like finding a lost good friend; yippee, yippee!!!
    I am thrilled that you got to touch the torch. It isn’t even coming close to where I live here in Western Canada, but oh, well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, or the yarn tangles, or whatever fills your cup;o)
    Have a wonderful day, and in case no one has yet, Welcome to Canada!!!!


  4. Arla Schmaltz says:

    Hi Sandy,
    I should have said, “I miss your SMILE and your wonderful sense of humour!!!”
    Can you tell that I’m happy to have found you on the web???


  5. Carole says:

    Hi Sandy –
    Yup, I missed you too! So glad you have found a space where we can track you down! I am Cdn, living in the US, and find it funny that you were here, and now you are there! I am signing up to get your stuff!


  6. Judithin NYC says:

    Hi, Sandy. I just happened to be browsing KD, which I had not done in a while and saw your smiling face. Oh, happy day! made even happier upon learning you have a blog.


  7. CynthiaT in Ohio says:

    Oh Sandy!

    I’m so grateful to find you! Since you left Knitting Daily, it has been downgraded so much, into “Advertising Daily,” more than anything else. I don’t want beading, crochet, craft, quilt books. I want to keep becoming a fearless knitter, try more difficult projects, and enjoy a community led by someone who informs us and cheers us on!

    Your experience and insights, as well as educational, professional galleries, are sorely missed. And I miss seeing staff members of all sizes model the sweaters, as well as Bertha, who was a great and information model, too!

    Come back! Come back! I’d even pay a subscription fee to receive your Knitting Daily newsletters again. Now, I find I delete 10 for every one I read and save, the reverse was true when you were there. I used to go out and buy more magazines and books from Interweave, also. Now, I just feel harassed by generic, continual email ads for them.

    I’ll be looking for you here, eager to once again feel connected to progressive knitting, and to further development of my knowledge and skills.

    Take great care of yourself! You are a treasure!


    • Tamara says:

      I agree completely CynthiaT. Perhaps if more of us let Interweave know that building a community is a better way to build business than constant advertising, they would stop. Though I’m such a sucker for even a little information/inspiration that I’ve signed up for even more emails! Artist Daily, Beading, Weaving. I’m just enabling them, aren’t I? Sigh.


  8. Pamela says:

    So nice to see you again on the web. I echo CynthiaT’s comments re IK and current Knitting Daily emails…so much less useful info in the newsletters now with never-ending product pitch. I did enjoy your posts which seemed so much richer in content.

    Wonderful to see you are still blogging and alive and well in the Great White north.

    Pamela in Montreal.


  9. Sylvia Dresser says:

    I’m in agreement with CynthiaT and Pamela – so glad to have found your voice again!


  10. Sandi, We love your blog!!! Thanks so much for sharing all of the creative and fun information.


  11. koha says:

    You are a very interesting person. It was very nice to meet you.


  12. Karin says:

    So happy to find your blog! You were the heart of KD, and it’s always good to hear from another goofy, creative, animal- and book-loving person in the world. Cheers!


  13. Kirsten says:

    Hi Sandy, I have been really enjoying reading your blog! I just re-found you after knitting daily fell of my radar. I was admiring your beautiful spinning. I am new to spinning and was wondering if you could devote some blog time to some recommendations for spinning resources? I am specifically looking for books or internet tutorials 🙂 Thanks, and stay warm.


  14. Janet Statuti says:

    Hi! It took me long enough to find you. Shows how bright i am. My name’s Janet and I love your blog. Live in Dover, DE where it has been 90 degrees F. for a couple weeks. More heat is coming. And still I knit.


  15. Joan Siegel says:

    Dear Sandi,

    I agree with CynthiaT, Knitting Daily has become one big advertisement. When you wrote the column, one felt as though a friend was writing the blog. It was chock full of helpful knitting ideas and techniques and you always told us what was on YOUR needles! Glad that I found this blog because your Knitting Daily column has not been updated since February. I enjoy your blog and especially the joy that comes through your writing.


  16. Connie Harbor says:

    Sandi, I just posted a note to you on the Knitting Daily website, asking about your pattern for a knitted coffee mug cover. Is the pattern available for purchase?


  17. M. Jayne Guest says:

    I saw a picture of some hand painted boots on one of your pages. I absolutely love them. Can you tell me if it possible to buy a pair or are there directions on how to make them?


  18. Cheryl Capacchione says:

    Sandi, I must of had a brain freeze but some how I lost you after you left the editor’s desk of Knitting Daily. I’ve missed you and am happy no thrilled to have realized that you have always been there. Love reading your blog. Keep up the wonderful writing – spinning – knitting and that all that you do so well. Thank you


  19. Mary says:

    I am trying to find the spinner “Handspun by Deborah”. I bought lovely yarn from her and want more. Can you put me in contact with her?


  20. Maxine says:

    Hello Sandi, I hope it’s ok to contact you here about some patterns of yours on the Knittingdaily site. I am trying to make the comfort shawl, from the 3 prayer shawls booklet but am fairly sure there is a mistake early on in the pattern. It’s either that or I am misunderstanding something. Firstly, there the same slipped stitch, the 8th one and the 8th from the end, in every row and surely the exact same stitch cannot be slipped on every single row, also in the first yo row, even if I ignore the slipped stitch, it comes out at 67 stitches but to do the next row, you actually need 69. I would love some help with this if it is at all possible. I am in Cape Town South Africa and understand the time zones are way different. Thanks you


  21. Wendy Perkins says:

    Hi Sandi, I hope your lack of blogging activity lately is because you’re busy crafting and teaching and doing the things you love, rather than because of health issues. I just wanted you to know that I changed emails. I’m not leaving you! (Had to unsubscribe and then resubscribe under the new address.) The beautiful hank of yarn you sent me a while back has been speaking to me – I think it’s getting ready to tell me what it wants to be. Not that I don’t enjoy it in its current state…


  22. Christina Mentis says:

    Good morning Sandi. Hope this finds you well. I am trying to find a pattern you had in the Knitting Daily blog. It was a very simple lace bookmark. I had printed a copy when it came out and now I cannot find it. Any idea how I can find it again? Went to the free knitting patterns at Interweave, but couldn’t find it. Thanks for your help. Eagerly awaiting your next blog!


  23. Heidi says:

    Hi there, I was looking at your May 2009 Knitting Daily tutorial about lace blocking and I was dying to know what the pattern name was for the lace shawl you used in the tutorial?


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  25. carolannburden2464 says:

    Hi Sandi, so missing your voice these days! I hope that Covid has not been too much of an issue in your life and that you and Melody are both well. Sending love from Nova Scotia!

    Carol Ann Burden … sporadic knitter near Wolfville Nova Scotia


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