Summer Knits!

It’s official that late spring and early summer has officially hit our house.  The blooms are popping out everywhere, I swatted my first mosquito last night and my doorbell is already tired from little fingers calling on my kids.

I have been spending more time making flower chains that knitting, but it’s been wonderful spending time outside watching little feet run after butterflies and little hands clasp up bouquets of prairie flowers.  This past winter was so long and hard on all of us, I think we’ve all determined to soak up as much as this glorious summer as possible.

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Of course, I still sneak in a little knitting time at night and have some really fun projects lined up for the summer and early fall.

I’ve been working with some really great yarns lately, such as Quince and Co.’s newest yarn, Kestrel.

How much do I love this linen tape for summer?  How much?  I LOVE IT TIMES 1 MILLION!

It was perfect for my latest design, North Fork.


For starters, it knits up super speed, which is really beneficial for me during the summer because I have almost zero time to knit.  It’s incredibly soft and wearable.  It’s bouncy and breezy and ultra flattering.  And the colors are just so classic.IMG_1326 I put this shirt on and envision myself standing casually at the rail of a yacht….martini in hand….breeze in my hair…..okay back to reality here.


That’s how knitting this shirt was; so carefree.  The pattern is really straight forward and easy going with little details and color changes that kept me excited about knitting.  And then it was done.  So quickly.


I have more Kestrel stashed up, so you haven’t seen the last of it.  It’s just too perfect for the summer ahead.

I’m going to try to keep you all updated here and maybe throw in a give away soon, but in the meantime, grab a friend, pick a flower or two and have a great summer!






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Well happy spring!

We’ve been doing a little hibernating around here lately since the oOd Winter loves us too much to let us go and is still sprinkling us with snow here in the cheery Midwest.  It’s been quiet and cold, but perfect for wrapping up some spring projects and getting loads of school work and play time in with the little ones.

Last month my friend Jodi (yes, my own little angel from heaven) invited me on a girl’s trip to Florida for a few days.  Could I go?  Would I go?  Was there a real reason to ask these questions?

I loaded up on the spray tan, dug the bathing suit out of the back of my closet and finished up a few new summer knits I’ve been working on ,so I could take some sand filled photos to help get us all in the mood for sunshine!

I wore this sweater nearly every evening while we walked down the beach (yes…this could help this Stella get her groove back) and relaxed in all of the comfy positive ease it had to offer me!

Easter is coming up this weekend and so if you visit the pattern page you’ll find a limited time only, 40% off discount code to use at checkout time!

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