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 …

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100 Rejection letters here I come!!!

Last week I wrote about how I was going to be brave and start a 100 rejection email challenge. I love designing but, its scary putting your self out there to essentially be judged by magazine and book editors. I'm still feeling rather brave so, after I wrote last Wednesday's blog post , I went …

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Pattern Writing 101

Recently, I completed a design course called "pattern writing 101" from KnitDesigns by Tian. As many of you already know I've designed and sell a few pattern on Ravelry and my etsy shop. For the most part, I was winging it. I studied how other designers wrote their patterns and essentially taught myself how to …

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Monday = goal setting! Let’s do this!!

Last week I posted 4 goals I wanted to accomplish with my knitting. You can read last weeks post here but, as quick recap I had 4 main goals. 1. Finish the peacock blanket 2.  Knit a tutu 3. Blog everyday 4. Knit myself a hat. I'm very proud to say most of the list …

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Third time is a charm!

I was gonna do a Pinterest post tonight but.... I got something better to blog about. After crocheting an afghan and then 102 peacock feathers. Then sewing 102 peacock feathers on the blanket. Then deciding I hate it. Then taking 102 peacock feathers off the blanket. Ruining 5 peacock feathers. crocheting 5 more peacock feathers. …

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Ernie Sweaters

We all love Ernie. His big orange face, his fuzzy black hair, his rubber Duckie and of course, his stripped sweater. There's something about those stripes that brings a smile to face and remember my childhood. I never really considered that his sweater was knit until I saw a pattern for an Ernie sweater in the …

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Be brave. You got this! 

    So a weird thing happened today.... I realized my husband was right... Not too long ago Mr. Smashlee was telling me how he thinks I should start designing and submitting patterns to knitting magazines and websites. I blew off this idea because I always said I would start doing this once I was …

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My weekly knitting goals….

Usually on a monday morning I can be found at my kitchen table with bed head, in sweatpants or pjs, writing down my weeks plans. This morning was no different. While the minis were scarffing down there breakfast and watching some weird youtube toy channel, I wrote down what I wanted to accomplish in the …

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The Mini-he does Pinterest

I've been thinking a lot lately about how there's not a lot of knitting for boys. Yeah, there's cute little man sweaters and monster pants but, its nothing compared to the cute items you see when you search for knitted girls items. Because of this the wheels in my head have started spinning. I really …

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