Gift knitting

While I’ve been beavering away at my business plan there hasn’t been a lot of design going on recently… so I’ve been getting my knitting fix by making gifts for all the little people my friends are bringing into the world.

I generally stick to two designs and vary the colours and wool used, and now it’s become my “signature gift” to friend’s newborns.  The patterns I use are Hadley Fierlinger’s Mary Jane Booties, and Erika Knight’s generic hat pattern. Both are simple and quick to knit, while still looking stylish and cute when finished… but that’s just my opinion. What do you think?


Happy New Year!

As is usually the case for me, the beginning of the year is a time to look back over what I achieved last year and determine what it is I’d like to achieve for the coming year.

With this in mind, I’m currently working my way through a few craft business books… and will be focusing on my business plan and the structure of my business for 2014.

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While this may not be the “fun” part of being a designer-maker, it does mean that I can focus on the designing and making aspect later, knowing that I have a solid foundation and plan in place to help me get where I want to be.

I have a habit of being distracted by other opportunities and only completing a few, while also giving less time to my priority items, so having a focussed plan and sticking to it is key for me this year.

What goals are key for you to make 2014 a success?


Would I say that..?

I came across this video the other day, and it really did have me laughing and cringing in equal measure.   I was nodding in agreement with some a lot of the comments… and no, I’m not going to divulge which ones!  Let’s just leave it at “yes, I would say that”… and hope a branch of Knitter’s Anonymous opens near me soon.