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
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