About Me

I'm Sandie - knitwear designer, and experienced Etsy shop owner.  My shop is...

KnitzyBlonde - Outlander Hand Knits (Knitwear from the Starz TV series), Hand knit accessories, photo prop baby hats, knitting totes & project bags, PDF knitting patterns & yarn.

I have always been an artist of one sort or another and loved the creative process. Most of my adult life was spent as a professional musician, however I have always loved sewing, knitting, crafting, painting and other artistic things. When I retired from the music business, I decided to focus my energies on the knitting and sewing that I have always loved, and grew it into my two Etsy shops.

I am very happily married to my sweetheart and best friend Guy. We live across the street from Carlsbad State beach near San Diego. We have a beautiful daughter, Rachael, and a wonderful grandson, Charlie, who is following in my footsteps as a professional drummer and musician.

OUTLANDER KNITS:  I've been a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series of books since the first book, Outlander, was published in 1991. In 2014 the Starz adaptation began airing and a new phenomenon occurred. Outlander Knits! The knitwear in the show became an over night success (almost as much as the series itself), and I began getting requests to make replicas of the knitwear from the show. So, I knit the cowls, shawls, tams, mitts and other Outlander knitwear for many of my Outlander friends and Etsy customer. To see more of my Outlander Knits knitwear line, just click on the link or visit my Etsy shop, KnitzyBlonde.  You can also see feedback/reviews from happy customers by clicking on the link.

It is an honor and a treat for me to make things by hand that people will love and enjoy for years to come.  Anytime you have a question, you are welcome to drop a note via my Etsy shop, Facebook page or email.

Claire's Sassenach Shawl as seen in Outlander episodes 108, 110, 113, 114 & 115.