If you've read my blog or follow me on social media you know I love books. And by love - I mean loooooove. I truly enjoy holding a book in my hands and slowly savouring and relishing in each page. I'm a total bookworm and will happily always be that way. Even though I'm a knitwear designer I still grab any chance to read. Whether it be while knitting or after hours, I've always got at least a few books on the go ranging from fiction to health/nonfiction. You know that feeling you get when reading a fiction book you're beyond excited to dive into? It's sooo good right? Well, I also get that feeling when I find fabulous knitting books. What's even better is when that fabulous knitting book is written by your equally as fabulous friend.Read More
It's time for our Summer Sweater Knit Along Starring You post!!! This is when I get to show off all your gorgeous hard work! I mean look at these fabulous handmade sweaters and garments you all made this summer! Mind blown! Each year you all continue to inspire and wow me with the talent and skills you all have.
I hope you enjoyed taking part in this year's SSKAL as much as I did reading and following along with you all! It truly brings me so much joy to go through and see all of your finished projects and all the lovely garments you now have to wear! I love seeing what patterns you choose, the colors that are most popular for the season and just how darn lovely you all look! So thank you for knitting along with me each and every year and for being such a supportive, caring and kind community!Read More
It's time for the Summer Sweater Knit Along Sponsor Giveaway!!! Woot woot!!! I look forward to this giveaway each year! I can't wait to see who our winners will be! The prizes are amazing!!! Our sponsors are so generous each year and they play such a big role in keeping our KAL's going please take the time to visit their shops and show them some love!
A huge thank you to all of you for all knitting along with me year after year! In the next week or so is our Starring You post and seriously - there are so many amazing projects to share! You guys chose some great patterns/yarns and all your finished sweaters are lovely! Every year I'm seriously blown away by all of your talents and the community you all nurture and grow in our Ravelry group.Read More
It's finally time for our TOPS, TANKS & TEES Knit Along Giveaway!!!! I'm so happy to finally show you all the gorgeous prizes our supportive sponsors have for you all! Yay!! I'm freaking out!!! I can't wait to see who our winners will be! They play such a big role in keeping our KAL's going please take the time to visit their shops and show them some love!
And thank you for all knitting along with me! In the next week or so is our Starring You post and seriously - so many amazing projects you guys made! There were so many fabulous patterns used and fabulous yarns! Every year I'm seriously blown away by all of your talents and gorgeous projects!Read More
Once in a while I spot a piece of jewelry and I just fall head over heels in love! That kind of love where you stop everything you're doing - yes, even your knitting - and say out loud "I need that in my life".Read More
I love it when some of my favourite things combine to make something truly awesome! Imagine my delight when watching the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life a few weeks ago on Netflix and spotting handmade knitwear on the show!!! Then to make it even more exciting we found out the GG Revival has patterns for them using the gorgeous Fiber Co. yarn!!!!! Squeeeee! The Fibre Co & I were so excited we just had to have a giveaway for you guys!!! Yay!!!Read More
I'm thrilled to be a part of Kate Oate's (of Tot Toppers) blog tour for her gorgeous new book "Grown: Sophisticated Sweater Designs from the Maker of Tot Toppers". This lovely collection of 10 raglan-style sweater patterns are all inspired by original Tot Toppers patterns and are transitioned thoughtfully and intentionally for grown-ups. What a fun idea! The majority of the patterns in Grown are unisex (yay!) and there are also patterns just for men or women. I really loved this feature and found that the entire book was well thought out in regards to these elements for shaping, sizing etc.Read More
Last week I had my friend and talented designer - Andrea Rangel on the blog with her great guest post on colorwork (see it here) and today I'm super thrilled to review & giveaway her brand new book "Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living"! I'm so beyond proud and thrilled for her (both as a friend and a colleague)! This book speaks so true to Andrea's personal sense of style - the knits are functional, yet they are beautiful with thoughtful details. If you know Andrea, you know that what she designs she lives in. She bikes, camps, hikes and more - and all while doing these activities she's adorned in her knits! I'm so happy to call her a friend and I'm even happier to share her lovely book with all of you during our Summer Sweater Knit Along!Read More
I've got a special giveaway for you all today! Why is it special you may ask? It's special because I love nothing more than seeing a talented and sweet friend make a dream come true! Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts had a goal last year and she went after it! She set out to create an eco-friendly, organic, washable wool and boy did she hit a home run! At the end of June she launched her newest yarn - PureWash. I'm so proud of her and her accomplishment that I thought it would be fun to celebrate it's launch during the SSKAL with a giveaway!Read More
I'm so excited to release my newest knitting pattern - AMBERLE!
Meet a triangular shawl that’s as addictive to knit as it is snuggly to wear. Amberle’s squishy textural stitches bring worsted yarns to life and the repetitive pattern is easily memorized—making it much less complicated than it looks. The wide border creates a gorgeous way to showcase contrasting colors. And did I mention the texture - swoon!Read More
I recently got my hands on one of the fabulous kits from We Are Knitters and can I just a woot woot! So fun! I mean who can complain when a parcel arrives filled with this kind of goodness? All the yarn, notions & supplies you need to make one darn awesome project right on your doorstop! It was a happy day when my Udon Blanket Kit arrived and I'm so excited to give you guys a chance to win a kit of YOUR choice from We Are Knitters in today's giveaway!Read More
It's time for another fun fabric giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win some of the new line Wildland by Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics! I'm smitten with the Netherlands designers quirky and colorful collection! You can view all the prints in this 100% organic collection on Fabricworm HERE!Read More
It's a new year and that means it's time for some new fabric! Who's in the mood for giveaway? Yay! One of our fave fabric shops - Fat Quarter Shop, is giving away a $75 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner! Enter below to win and also see what I'm crushing on this month at Fat Quarter Shop!!!Read More
Who's in the mood to win one of the most gorgeous books of the year filled with how to dye silk, wool, linen & cotton at home accompanied by 20 fabulous project patterns -plus your very own natural dye kit to make your own? Such a great prize! Yay! The Modern Natural Dyer is gorgeous, informative and a must have for any person with a love for textiles & fiber who's curious about dyeing!Read More
The leaves have been turning colour, my youngest is now in Kindergarten (her first full day is today.....insert me crying happy tears of mixed emotions), and I've finally gotten some time to sit down and get the sewing machine whirring! While I'm sad my last kiddo is in school full time I'm happy to see her grow and enjoy school and for me to have much more time to work normal people hours! Yay!
So in honour of my first day with both kids in school I thought what better way than to share some pics of some of my fave new Art Gallery Fabrics, review their brand spanking new app, and of course - giveaway a ton of fabric!!!! Yahoo!!! You know I love giving away fabric!Read More
I'm beyond thrilled and excited to be giving a way a copy of my dear friend Anna Graham's new book "Handmade Style: 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use and Wear" today. Her blog Noodlehead, is and has been, one of my top five reads for as long as I've been reading blogs. Handmade Style is just as addicting and stays true to her wonderful aesthetic and style.Read More
It's the end of the Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along & that means it's time for our TTTKAL Giveaway!!! Congratulations!!! You guys made it!!!
Our awesome sponsors help to keep our knit alongs running and super fun every year! They are so generous and supportive so please make sure to visit their websites and show them some love!
You guys ready to see what you could win? Yay! I'm seriously drooling over these prizes! In next week's post I will have them split into 3 prize packages!Read More