Ringing in the New Year with Noro Yarn

All knitters know the feeling. The rush you get as you pick up your package from the post office or mailbox . You know that the package has yummy wonderful yarn goodness in it. The anticipation is almost too much. You squeeze the package, you hug it and if you are like me, you rip … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year with Noro Yarn


Designing A Rainbow

  Designing is easy. When you play it safe, that is. When you kick things up a notch and challenge yourself (or someone else challenges you) it becomes instantly harder. Confession time... I'm not going even try and lie, I've been playing it safe for quite some time now. My knit designs are simple; not … Continue reading Designing A Rainbow

Back To School Y’all

Ah! The first day of school... The most wonderful time of the year .   I'm not going to lie I have been waiting for this day. It's not that I don't love my kids.. ..but...seriously guys, mama needs some peaceful, non-kid related alone time. Today, the mini-me started grade 1. In one week the … Continue reading Back To School Y’all

What Rejection Feels Like….

Yup, you read that right. Rejection. I got my first "sorry, your pattern is not for our magazine" e-mail last week.  It was the first pattern I ever submitted to a magazine. So, what does it feel like to get that e-mail? Well, I think its best to first  talk about what it doesn't feel … Continue reading What Rejection Feels Like….

Smashlee Stitches Patterns

So, over the past month or so I've been working on a few pattern designs. I learned so much when I took the course Pattern Writing 101 ( you can read my review on the course here.) In that course we got to design a pattern with the intention of publishing. I am so proud … Continue reading Smashlee Stitches Patterns

Knittin’ Little Summer 2016 Collection – Review

Its review time!!! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a copy of  Knittin' Little Summer 2016 Pattern collection. I had randomly come across the website while browsing twitter one day and I am so glad our virtual paths crossed. If you've never heard of Knittin' Little I strongly urge you check out … Continue reading Knittin’ Little Summer 2016 Collection – Review

5 Reasons to love Canadian knitters

1. We are experts in cold weather!   In my almost 32 years of existence I have seen snow in every month of the year.  So, if you need cold weather apparel ask a Canadian, we know best. 2. Speaking of cold weather, let me introduce you to the toque.  Know simply as a winter … Continue reading 5 Reasons to love Canadian knitters


this week in my etsy shop… Beanies!!!

Featured in my Etsy shop this week are three beanies that I absolutely adore. Designed and knit by me, these hats come in two sizes, slouchy and regular.   The light brown hat is  9" in length, the cream is 11' and blue hat is a little more slouchy at  11.5". They are sized to … Continue reading this week in my etsy shop… Beanies!!!