spring markets

I’m stoked to be a some stellar events this Spring. I’ll be bringing a carefully curated selection of hand knits (for those that appreciate the art of knitting by hand) and knitting kits (for those with skills – or want to learn the skills) to DIY!

Watch this space and my Instagram and Facebook pages for ticket giveaways, show updates and sneak peeks as I prepare for these upcoming events. It’s going to be a fab Spring season friends!

{pattern} ombre fingerless gloves


It’s been a year since I last published a new pattern. Recently I’ve been inspired and experimenting with fair-isle. I love the look of the subtle colour patterns, but I hated all of the yarn switching and stranding. Instead I worked on a few mock fair-isle pieces which I am so excited about.

Of course, since fingerless gloves are my favourite all-season accessory, this first piece just had to be a pair of gloves!


Pattern Details:

2 skeins Knitca 100% Merino Wool, shown in 422 Silver Cloud (110 yds/100 m) for the main colour.
1 skein Knitca 100% Merino Wool, shown in 194 Cherry (110 yds/100 m) for the contrast colour

Alternate yarn substitution:
1 skein Cascade 220 Wool each for main and contrast colours (220 yds/201m)

US size 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles (dpn), set of 4
Darning needle
1 stitch marker
Scrap yarn or stitch holder

Finished Measurements:
Length measures 21.5 cm (8.5″)
Covers wrist and forearm.

Details here.


{fo} just really BIG socks!

Knit Christmas Stocking

Last year around this time I started a goal to knit our family a new Christmas stocking. I never completed the project. I took on too many projects last year, including preparing for the biggest event of my life.

This year, I took up that project again and I’m determined to finish by December 1st! These pair are for hubby and I. His on the left, mine on the right.

I’m really excited about how these are turning out. Perhaps after I’m done, I will write out a pattern for them. I wasn’t able to find a pattern that I liked so essentially, I’m just making some really big socks and seeing how it goes!

Knit Christmas Stocking

Stocking on the left:
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool (main) & Ella Rae Classic (accent)

Stocking on the right:
Yarn: Noro Kureyon (main) & Ella Rae Classic (accent)

Now it’s 2 down, 2 to go, with 2 weeks to go! The girls stockings are going to be much more challenging. They’ve requested stockings with bears and candy canes! Oh Boy!

What’s on your Christmas knit list?

{fo} year of the sock #3

Year of the sock

This year my girls have been all about the short ankle socks. All of a sudden, they wanted nothing to do with regular length socks. I had this pattern in my Ravelry favourites for the longest time and knew my year of the sock wouldn’t be complete without making a pair of these.

Pattern: Sporty Striped Peds, by Purl Bee

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Sport; Colourway: Rainbow

Year of the Sock

I modified these to fit my daughters small kids size 13 feet by shortening the heel flap and the length of the foot. You can see my modifications on my Ravelry page.

The colourway of this yarn is now discontinued. Which is too bad because the girls love the rainbow colour pattern. This is the second pair of socks I’ve made in this colour. Always a hit!

Year of the Sock

There will certainly be more hand knit socks in this family’s future!

Happy feet dance!

{fo} year of the sock #2

Year of the sock

This second sock of the year is for me as well. I was shopping at Michaels one day and they had a sale on a discontinuing line of Loops & Thread brand yarn with cashmere!

Pattern: How I Make My Socks, by Susan B. Anderson

Yarn: Loops & Thread Luxury Sock; Colourway: Spring Fling

Year of the Sock

I’m still into a plain vanilla sock pattern but I love self-striping yarns because it adds variety to the knit and no colour changes required! Since catching the sock bug, I’ve been keeping my eye out on sock yarns. This one was wonderful – and a great price. Too bad it’s no longer available.

You can read about my Year of the Sock progress on this blog, or follow along on with my project on Instagram.

Happy knitting friends!


{fo} year of the sock #1

Hand knit socks, Flowerpot Designs

Pattern: How I Make My Socks, by Susan B. Anderson

Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball; Colourway: Frische

I haven’t really been a big sock knitter. I know there are lots of you out there! The last pair I made were for my daughter.

About a month ago, I decided to see what the hype was about and I cast on a pair. Now I have to say, I’m slightly addicted. There’s something to be said about making a pair, trying it on my feet as I go along, and seeing the final fit. The other part that I love is the colour variations. I love interesting colour patterns and variations, and with sock yarns there is no shortage of both!

Hand knit sock, Flowerpot Designs

Now that I am more than a little hooked, I’ve decided to challenge myself to make a year’s worth of socks (12 pairs to be exact)!

Let’s see how it goes. I hope you will follow along with me. You can read about my progress on this blog, or follow along on with my project on Instagram.

Pattern notes published on Ravelry.