Knitting University- Smashlee’s Seamless Slippers

Knitting can be tricky business. It can be really hard to learn to cast on or even improve or expand your skills! The patterns don't always make sense and if you are clumsy like me, holding two needles at a time can prove an IMPOSSIBLE TASK! It took me 3 weeks to learn to cast …

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The Tale of Facebook Live.

Yesterday I did something SUPER scary. With my hands shaking, my voice ready to give out and my brain screaming NO DON'T DO IT!!!! I pressed the go live on my Facebook page, Smashlee Stitches. I literally couldn't breathe! For the week prior, I had been preparing myself. I was going to a Q&A called …

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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 …

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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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The 2016 Knitting Bucket List

I meant to write this post on January 1st ... It was suppose to lay out my plan for knocking out 1o or so items off my Knitting bucket list this year. It was going to fit in perfectly with all the other new years resolutions out there. It was going to be awesome, and …

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I heart fair isle

Today is Valentine's Day, which is all about love; And  instead of telling you about Mr. Smashlee, I figured why not write about one my newest loves. Fair isle knitting. I've dabbled in learning this colour knitting technique however, I had never finished a single project, until now. At the beginning of 2016 I got …

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Family projects 

Almost all of my knitting has been about family in the last few weeks. Every other project I was working on was simply tossed aside, for the moment. In the immediate days following my Grandpa's passing, I pretty much sat in my PJs, turned on Netflix , watched endless hours of HGTV interior design shows …

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Not much on my needles this weekend…

I'll admit it..I didn't do alot of knitting this past weekend. About 2 hours total for the whole weekend. I thought I was getting sick but, it appears I was wrong ( hopefully). The first sign of a cold for me is my skin dries out.  Its kinda weird but, my hands, nose and cheeks …

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