New pattern coming soon…

Hi there!

I wanted to share a sneak peek of a new pattern I’ve been working on.

It utilizes my favourite stitch – the garter stitch- and is made using a chunky yarn.

So stay tuned! I’m hoping to release it soon! 🙂

Happy knitting.


Hillside baby blanket…

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a photo of The Hillside Baby Blanket that was sent to me by a follower.

Isn’t it just lovely? She’s new to knitting and did a wonderful job!

She decided to make it a bit larger than what the pattern is written for.

Looking to make your own Hillside Baby Blanket? Click here for the pattern!

Happy knitting.


Just no time to knit…

Hey there!

I’ve been so busy with work that I really haven’t had much time to knit!

But I did manage to get this set of dishcloths done.

I used my “Bi-Colour Sand Stitch” dishcloth pattern and the “Seed” stitch.

You can check out all my FREE patterns by clicking HERE!

Happy knitting!


Jacinta’s Hillside Blanket…

Hey there!

Jacinta shared with me her finished Hillside Blanket.

Isn’t it gorgeous!!??

She downloaded my pattern then contacted me because she wanted to “adult” size the blanket.

She made her blanket 45″ x 72″ by casting on 165 stitches and used 15 balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky available at

If you have used one of my patterns and wish to share a photo, I would certainly love that!

And thank you Jacinta for sharing your gorgeous blanket with us!!

Happy knitting everyone.


North County Headband…

Hey there everyone!

I have a new pattern out – “The North Country Headband”.

It’s available in my Etsy shop and on

It’s the PERFECT pattern for the beginner knitter who wants to knit a double knit headband but hasn’t mastered knitting in the round.

This pattern is knit flat on straight needles! My kind of knitting! 😁

I hope you give it a try and love knitting it as much as I do!

Happy knitting!


First headband…

I just completed my first headband.

I’ve been seeing them around on Instagram and Pinterest and really wanted to make one.

However, every pattern I could find for double knit headbands were either knit in the round or seamed to make it double knit.

Well, I don’t care much for knitting in the round AND I don’t like sewing much so I found a stitch I could use to double knit on straight needles. And the only sewing I had to do was at the end to make the twist.

I’ve already had a couple of people ask for my pattern, so I’ll write it up and let you know when it’s done! 😁

Off to make another one!


Test knit…

I’m loving this “Into the Wind” scarf I’m test knitting for Ann at AEKknits.

The lacy pattern is just lovely.

It uses a lightweight yarn but with larger needles to really play up the laciness. (is that even a word? LOL!)

The pattern is going to be released mid November!

You’ll definitely need to get a copy!

I hope everyone has been busy knitting! I’ve started my Christmas knitting. Have you?


First sweater in the books…

So everyone, I’ve completed my very first sweater!😁

Please excuse all the dust on the mirror!! I didn’t notice it until after I had taken the picture! LOL!!

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The sweater is knit flat in one piece and then seamed up. My kind of knitting!! 😆

I thought initially it was going to be too short, but I think I like the length now that I’m able to try it on.

However, the neck is very wide so it does tend to slide off the shoulder. For my next sweater (because I love the pattern and the style is SO ME!), I’m not going to make the neck so deep.

What I decided to do with this sweater, is buy ribbon that matches the darkest colour and sew 2 pieces to the top of the neckline on the back so I can tie it up and let the ribbon hang! I think it will make the sweater look pretty AND it will keep it from falling off!!

I found this pattern in an older knitting book by Margaret Hubert.

I used US size 8 needles and 4 balls of Caron Simply Soft Speckled yarn I purchased at

Well, off to alter the pattern a bit to fix the neckline issue and then try to decide what colour my next sweater will be.

Happy knitting!


Hip to be Square Blanket…

So here’s the blanket that I made from all that cushy Bernat Softee Chunky yarn I bought from!

A lot of people were asking for the pattern so I have written it out below:

You will need 9.5 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky and US size 11 circular needles (to hold the stitches)

Cast on 100 stitches then K10, P10 across the row for 10 rows. After 10 rows, change to P10, K10 across the row.

Continue alternating between K10, P10 for 10 rows then P10, K10 for 10 rows until you’ve completed 22 squares.

Cast off in pattern.

The finished blanket is about 44″ x 55″

I hope you give this blanket a try.

I really love it and it’s my go to pattern for blankets these days!

Happy knitting!


Happy mail…

This box of cushiness just arrived! 😀

Bernat Softee Chunky

I’m going to turn it into a blanket for my friend for her cottage. To help keep her warm during the chilly Fall evenings that are just around the corner!

Thanks for the speedy delivery!