Just a quick note today as I’m working through several projects AND working on a formula to make it easier for us to figure out yardage when we design something in multiple sizes. Last January I stocked up on thick and quick at Michael’s (yay sale!) with the full intent of doing markets this coming fall. Then I had my baby and realized I had … Continue reading Maker self doubt
I love knitting. Shocker I know, but in all seriousness this hobby turned business has blossomed into so much more than I could’ve imagined just over 2 years ago when I attended my first knit night. I started knitting in September of 2015 because I was over the whole commercialization of Christmas and wanted to make gifts for people. Looking back they were not awesome … Continue reading Why do you love your craft?
Just a brief word on the template I’ve created for you. Yes it is free and yes you can change things on it. I created it because I’ve seen over-priced pattern templates that are ridiculously long (for no good reason) and quite frankly I think it’s ridiculous to charge someone when they’re doing the majority of the work. All I’m providing is an outline of … Continue reading Pattern Template
One of the first things I told the ladies at knit night after announcing my pregnancy was that I wasn’t going to make my own baby blanket. I’d made one earlier that year for my cousin and it was tedious. Fast forward to September of last year at Saskatoon Comic Expo and the only knitting I’d brought was stock, however it wasn’t flying off my … Continue reading Homemade Baby Blankets; what you might not think about
I have 3 Pattern Books and 2 Stitch Books plus the Vogue Knitting Book. To be completely honest I haven’t used any of the patterns in any of the books, although I did just receive one of them last week and I know a pattern I’m going to make from it. On the one hand I love pattern books because so many of the patterns … Continue reading Pattern Books vs Stitch Books
Baby sweaters. Is there anything cuter? Maybe puppy sweaters but it’s a close call. I was fortunate enough to test the Sagano Sweater for Lisa of Frogginette back in March in size 0-3 months. Of course trying to get a decent picture of it on my now 4.5 month old is basically impossible but it’s still adorable. The pattern was my first raglan but it … Continue reading Pattern Review: Sagano Sweater
I received my first opportunity to consign my knitting last fall. I was fortunate enough to have made the connection previously and didn’t have to do any cold calling but that doesn’t always happen. I ended up designing a colour block adult and child hat specifically for the Fort Calgary gift shop. There was a contract, it was a 60/40 deal (meaning I get 60% … Continue reading Consigning Your Handmade Items