Not be confused with Knitted Accessories which I sell in my etsy shop. Knitting accessories are things like stitch markers, row counters, darning needles and yes, even crochet hooks. You never know when you’ll need a crochet hook to catch and fix a dropped stitch. I keep mine in two separate bags. All my stitch markers are in one, everything else from my scissors to darning … Continue reading Knitting Accessories
Before I started designing I didn’t really understand the difference between paid and free patterns. Now as a designer, I definitely understand why we charge. It’s a lot of time, mental strength (math!) and yarn to figure out bringing your brain child to life. Of my 11 designs, 9 are paid. The 2 that aren’t are dishcloths with pop culture designs that I could in … Continue reading Patterns: Free or Paid, designer thoughts
Sock pattern review time! I realized that the majority of my pattern reviews are on patterns by Knitatude and Woolfield Studio. But I can’t help it if my friends are talented (in my head I have may have said that in the voice of Gretchen Weiners from Mean Girls). Anyway….Sunnyvale socks by Amanda of Birch and Lily! Overall, great pattern. The texture pattern is easy … Continue reading Pattern Review: Sunnyvale Socks
I made this pattern using Knitologie’s Bouncy Worsted yarn in Schoolzone from knitcrate. I’m generally not a verigated yarn kinda gal but as it turns out, baby anything is hella cute. So I searched Ravlery for patterns with the weight and yardage I had and viola! The Harvest cardigan appeared. I love this pattern because it comes in enough sizes I can make one for … Continue reading Pattern Review: Harvest Cardigan
I had to the pleasure of testing Knitatude’s pattern this summer and once again she’s nailed it. It’s a classic raglan style tee with (as the name suggests) a pocket! The pocket is optional but it’s a fun addition. It comes in sizes S – XXXL and is form fitting/has no ease. I made mine with Berocco Cotton and while it was pleasant to work … Continue reading Pattern Review: Pocketful of Stitches Tee
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?