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Be the Best Version of You

This topic comes up all the time on Facebook, as it did this morning. So, I wanted to jump on here and give you guys my thoughts…

I’m one who has been in a place where, what I thought was my dream, was not. It was a time in my life that menopause had just come to an end, and I was finding myself again. Do you know how hard that is to embrace something that’s not working? It was a struggle. It consumed my every thought. Why couldn’t this work for me, as it had for so many other Realtors?

You want to know why? Because it wasn’t where i was supposed to be in this season of my life. It didn’t feel right. I constantly struggled with the day to day activities of the Real Estate world. It just wasn’t me. This was awhile ago, but the struggle was real. I get it!

I’ve been where I should be all this time. I just thought I needed something new. No, I did not.

I’m a designer. I’m an author. I love to knit and crochet for my job. I enjoy the community around knitting and crochet. It’s who I am! It’s who I’ll always be. I’m going nowhere. Gosh, I’ve been here for over 10 years. That’s a whole decade, y’all. *smiling*

Do you feel trapped in something that doesn’t feel like you, or right for you? I encourage you to reach deep inside yourself and realize what makes you the BEST version of you.

Because at the end of the day, you have to be happy with you!

Be You, Boo!

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Knitted Dishcloths on the Repeat

Hey friends!

I’ve been a knittin’ fool! Like on the repeat knittin’ fool.

I have dishcloth patterns that date back to 2009; the time I opened my Etsy shop and began selling sets of them. I couldn’t believe how well received they were. In fact, I had a 4 week waitlist at times. Crazy, huh!?

You know, as a designer, I’m quite humbled by the number of knitters and crocheters that still love to knit a dishcloth. I have messages daily on Ravelry thanking me for the occasional FREE pattern I release. No, I don’t do it often, as it takes me days to design, knit, photograph, and list that little pattern.

Speaking of price, It’s ONLY $2.50 per dishcloth pattern. Not a lot. I know you can get free ones out there. In fact, TONS of free ones, but you get what you get, I often tell people. I take the same amount of time in the details of a free pattern as I do with a paid-for pattern. *shrugging shoulders*

Have you knit one? Maybe it’s about time to try.

Not a knitter? I gotcha covered too…

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New (FREE) Sock Design

Yes! You read that right! In honor of Valentines Day, I designed a cute dishcloth/washcloth that you can knit and give as gifts and/or keep for yourself. This offer is only good through the 14th of February. Then, it goes back to its ridiculously low price of $2.50.

Go grab your copy then join us on Facebook to show it off.

Knit On!

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New Sock Pattern Brings Joy

Siren’s Song Sock Pattern

Hey friends!

I’ve been working hard on getting you some new patterns to knit. This goes right along with me revising my business plan and creating a plan of action.

With the release of my newest sock pattern, Siren’s Song, I’ve had an influx of new followers on my social media channels.

It makes me so happy.

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

Knitting socks brings me nothing but joy. In fact, as I’m knitting the next one (I sure am!), I keep thinking maybe the next ebook should be socks.

It’s obviously something that brings others joy as well.

If you’ve never knit socks before, this pattern may not be the easiest to start with, but this one will. It’s my recipe for a vanilla sock; a sock pattern we as knitters often refer to as having no fancy stitches. Knitting in the round is required with sock knitting.

So, until next time, my friends, keep smilin’!

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At Wits End by Kirsten Weiss

I’m over the moon excited about this book. Not only did I have the pleasure to meet her, but I have the pleasure to write with her. Like in a coffee shop, side by side. Eeek…

This book is a cozy mystery set in a B & B. The crime appears in the first chapter. I highly recommend this read. You won’t be disappointed.

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Dishcloth Diva Hat Club

…is finally here!

I’m so excited to share with you my next subscription based book. If you haven’t heard, you’re probably thinking what is she talking about? Well, let me explain.

It’s like any subscription, but much cooler in my opinion. *smiling*

You purchase the entire eBook up front, then each month beginning NOW (March) – December, you will receive an update. A new hat pattern.

10 months = 10 Hats

10 months + 10 hats = so many fun hats to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Details you can count on: Each hat will be easy to understand, written pattern only (no charts), easy to take along with you, intuitive, and the perfect knit project for you to enjoy while attending any event.

So, are you in? Why not, right? Head over to Raverly and pick up your copy. You can begin anytime. But just know, the individual hat pattern will NOT be available until the entire book is complete. A subscription perk!

Knit On!

~Deb

First Hat. March.
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Coffee Shop Hop

Hello there! Do you just love to find the coziest coffee shops to work in; do what you do? It’s my favorite thing to do when I have projects to work on. I find myself getting distracted at home with chores, social media, and just procrastination type things to keep me from doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

I’m working on plans for 2019. Knit On Designs Co will be doing some amazing things. I’m excited to begin. Because, If you can dream it, you can achieve. Am I right?

Spicy Chai with almond milk. 

I find working in a coffee shop, whether that’s loading a new pattern into my shops, knitting on a new favorite project, or planning for 2019, I’m always up for a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a yummy cup of chai. Spicy Chai with almond milk. 

A beautiful, serene setting for an afternoon of working on “stuff”.
https://wayfindercoffee.com/

If you’re local to the Colorado Springs area, I highly recommend you pop by. They’ll greet you with a smile. Did I mention all the yummy croissants, pastries, and coffee?

So, tell me in the comments where you find yourself being most productive.

Hugs!

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Christmas time in Colorado

We’ve established this decorating theme a couple of years ago and truly love it. It’s a skinny, yet tall  vintage looking tree. The ornaments are a collection of various materials, from fabric stars, to metal bells. Small creatures hang from our tree. Our woodland forest of animal friends sit underneath.  

The mantel holds the little truck and a wooden sign that I made, and our jolly snowmen made of twigs. I think this is my absolute favorite mantle ever. It screams Christmas time. 

This train stands a really good chance of becoming one of all time favorite pieces. If it weren’t for the NOEL behind it, it would stay up all year. 

Our home is decorated simply; vintage touches amongst many of the pieces. 

Christmas is about home. It’s the little things that make it perfect. 

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Promise Me…

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Hello Friends!

‘Promise me’ is finished! My granddaughter, Jasmine, who just started 6th grade, is the proud recipient of this piece. It’s hanging above her bed. Proud grandma moment.

I enjoyed finishing this stitching so much.

Hobby lobby has canvas for artist. You know, the white inexpensive canvas? Well, they now have burlap canvas. This was the perfect backdrop for this. Don’t you think?

I cut out the stitching and wrapped it around a piece of sticky board just big enough to give it a border. I then cut another piece of sticky board just a bit larger and wrapped a piece of fabric around. I tacked down both pieces in place with hot glue.

Who doesn’t love a hot glue gun. It’s a crafters saving grace.

I then layered the sticky boards together and hot glued them both to the canvas. 

No piece is complete without a bow. Check.

I’m in love with this. And, my granddaughter is too.

If you would like to see what else I’m up to, please visit my Instagram page.

If you’d like to see what my daughter and I are stitching and talking about, please visit our Facebook page.

I hope to see you there!