Cranberry Harvest Socks KAL

Fall is upon us and that means knitting season will begin very soon!!! Is anyone as excited as I am about this?? Don't get me wrong, summer is wonderful but, I am anxious for cooler weather so I can start wearing all my fall knits!! That means, scarves, slippers, sweaters and SOCKS!!! To kick off …

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Smashlee does the UK (and other cool stuff)

This summer has been quite exciting so far! I've managed to go a trip of a lifetime to the UK ( something I've wanted to do since I was 4 and YES, it was amazing as I dreamt it would be). The trip was something I was quite anxious about as I have never travelled …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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