I Really Really Like Knitting

If you've been following me on my Facebook or Instagram you will have already seen my exciting news. Last year, I set a goal for myself to get 100 knitting pattern design rejections and I have not forgot about that goal! I'm very happy to say the third design I submitted was accepted! Yay! Since, …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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