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About Amanda

I knit, design, and drink coffee. I teach knitting classes.
I also homeschool my 5 kids, read lots of books, and occasionally tidy up when it becomes absolutely necessary. I'm also a proud member of the Ottawa Knitting Guild.

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Shades of Things to Come…


Currently in the works, we have… Leafalicious! Expect a hat, some woolly mittens, and cute little baby sweaters to be appearing in the next couple months — all in this awesome, textural theme. Also, I’ve been mulling over hats. Fall is coming you know, and it makes me want to knit warm things for my […]

Knotty Baby Hat


This little cutie is available as a Ravelry download for $3 CAD.   Update:  It is now available as a Knit Picks IDP pattern download for only $1.99!  (But you can still get it through the Ravelry link, too.) It is knit up using a provisional cast on, a hem turn, and stocking stitch.  There is […]

Viking Preemie Hat


I first knit a viking hat when one of our twins was in the hospital recovering from bowel surgery.  He (and his brother) had been a 27-weeker and was ten months old at the time of that particular surgery.  He became really sick afterwards, and his lungs started to fail.  My husband and I left […]

Picot-Hem Preemie Hat


This little preemie hat pattern comes with sizes for a head circumference of 6″(7″,8″,9″,10″,12″).  With that variety, you can knit one for practically every week of baby’s time in the NICU.  It is written for fingering-weight sock yarn and US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles and is knit in the round.  One ball of sock […]

Tulip Preemie Hat


Knit in the round on two size 2.25 mm circular needles (but easily adaptable to four dpn’s) with sport weight Felici from Knitpicks in Picnic, this tiny hat knits up easily in an evening or two.  You can make two to four from one ball of yarn, depending on the size you choose. The pattern […]