In an effort to make yarn crafts more accessible to everyone, I asked my instagram followers what their favourite budget friendly yarns were. I wanted to compile a list to complement my last tutorial about substituting yarns in a pattern! So this is the sister post: the budget happy yarn edition! Don’t let an expensive…… Continue reading Budget-Happy Yarns!
Fairy Dust Socks on Ravelry – 20% off, no code needed. Happy Friday, everybody! I’m so excited to announce the release of my newest pattern: The Fairy Dust Socks! It’s a gloomy, smokey day in Calgary with a horrible air quality index (10+ – the highest it gets!) so it’s a great day to stay…… Continue reading Pattern Release: Fairy Dust Socks!
During my journey into the world of knitwear design, I’ve learned that substituting yarns can be difficult for a lot of people! I’ve been asked by potential buyers if they have to use the yarn I do, and the answer is NO, absolutely not! I recognize that a lot of my designs use yarns…… Continue reading Substituting Yarns: Tips, tricks, and encouragement!
Welcome to the first rendition of My Favourite Knits (so far)! I’m currently on a journey of wearing more of my hand knitted items – I know I’m not the only one who treats their knits like precious treasures never to be touched. I finally have a job where I can wear my knits, and…… Continue reading My Favourite Knits (so far) : Pullover Edition – March 2019
Two years ago I hopped on a plane with two of my best friends, and flew to Toronto for the 2017 Our Maker Life event. It. Was. Awesome. Sadly, none of us were able to go in 2018 – and the FOMO was REAL. So, imagine my happiness when Calgary won the vote for OML…… Continue reading CALGARY x OUR MAKER LIFE
Grab the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry! 10% off on November 6 using the code SHAGCARPET. THEY’RE HERE! You guys – don’t tell my other patterns but this might be my favourite yet! The shag carpet shorties were inspired by 70s macrame, vintage upholstery, and this stunning Allison Barnes colourway. These socks are knit from the top…… Continue reading PATTERN RELEASE: SHAG CARPET SHORTIES
Cool Weather, Knit Classics With the weather warming up, I’ve been less inclined to break out my bulky yarns. You know I love my chunky sweaters and warm hats, but there’s a time and a place. I’m excited for lighter patterns that work for both chilly mornings and warm afternoons. I’m always on the lookout…… Continue reading Cool Classics Knitting Pattern Bundle
It’s here! Today’s the day! I’m happy to say that I finally finished the POYW sock pattern, and it’s available now! Check it out on Etsy or Ravelry! After finishing my Moonstone Mittens design, I knew I had to make it into socks – but this time, I wanted to really embrace the look of…… Continue reading PATTEN RELEASE: Part of Your World Socks
Welp. I said I’d write one of these every month, and then promptly didn’t after January’s. I’m going to try again and hope for the best. On the happiest note, my little nugget niece Violet was born on February 1! So that was the best thing ever. Congrats again Laura and Max. I love her…… Continue reading February/March Recap
The Ultimate “Weekend Knits” Knitting Pattern Super Bundle If there are a few things I know about myself, it’s that I like to stay busy and I’m a knitting fanatic. I like to keep things moving whether it’s work, socializing, or projects. Sometimes, I need to slow down, and there is nothing more appealing…… Continue reading WEEKEND KNITS PATTERN BUNDLE
Oh my gosh, how is it February first? January is always a difficult month for me because 1.) I’m burnt out after the holiday season and 2.) business is SLOW. However, this might have been my favourite January ever. If you follow me on instagram, you know that I got engaged to my boyfriend of…… Continue reading Highlights: January 2018
PRONGS is here! Snag the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry! Thank you SO much for your support and enthusiasm for this pattern! I fell madly in love with sock knitting this year, and knew I had to start creating my own designs. Allison Barnes was kind enough to support this design with her gorgeous hand…… Continue reading PRONGS Pattern Release
MOONSTONE is here! Snag it on Etsy or Ravelry Thank you so much for all the awesome feedback on MOONSTONE. I’m so excited to send my first mitten design out into the world, just in time for winter. I woke up to snow on the ground this morning – perfect timing! MOONSTONE is a fast,…… Continue reading MOONSTONE Pattern Release
Yesterday I decided to have a little contest on Instagram…the person who can guess how many WIPs I have on my needles/hook would win a free copy of my Cozy Campfire Beanie pattern! I’ve spent the last 24 hours giggling away at the responses. Two people guessed 42, and the lowest guess I got was…… Continue reading WIP WEDNESDAY: Project Round Up
I’m writing this with seriously shaky hands. I’ve finally finished, tested, and now published my first real pattern. I know this is so not a big deal. I really do. But for some reason, this is 10000000 x more exciting than publishing any jewelry listing. Maybe it’s because knitting has become my escape from work…… Continue reading My First Pattern: The Cozy Campfire Beanie
My friend Chantal teaches a ‘Learn to Knit’ class at our local LYS. She talks about how there are two types of knitters – the ones who find a project, and then find the perfect yarn for it; and ones who just buy whatever yarn they feel like and figure it out later. Guess which…… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Brooklyn Tweed
I don’t know if you know me or not, but if you do, you might wonder what the heck this is all about. Hi, I’m Nicole, and I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’m joking. Kind of. I own a jewelry company called Salt Water Tea. I sell online, in person at markets and craft shows, and…… Continue reading My side hustle has a side hustle.