Saturday, November 13, 2010

Frilly Janes Have Arrived!

It took a long time and a lot of testing to get it right, but they are finally here!
Yay, Frilly Janes!
The shoes are available to custom order through my Etsy shop: Sweet City Knits on Etsy
If you are interested in the pattern, it is available for sale through Sweet City Knits Ravelry Store

Next up? Well I've got 2 designs contending to be next, both of them are based off of delicious food!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ahhhh, Vacation.....and yes, Frilly Janes are Coming Soon

I know it has been a long time since my last post and many are waiting with baited breath for the release of the Frilly Janes pattern. But.....I am going on vacation September 8-30 and won't be able to respond back to your questions and comments until after that time.
The Big Question: When is Frilly Janes going to be released?
Soon, I promise! I was wanting to get it released this week, but decided it would be bad form to release a pattern and leave the country, leaving all questions, concerns, and inquiries hanging. So, the pattern will now be released about mid October. And I'll be here to open my arms to all your praise, and err, questions.
In the meantime, I'm making up sample sizes as I test knit Frilly Janes. Here is a preview:
Frilly Janes in Black/White Newborn Size

Frilly Janes in Red/White 3 month size
Frilly Janes Cupcake version: Pink/Brown in 3 month size

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Cupcakes Have Landed!

Finally, the long awaited arrival of the Sweet City Cupcake Hat! (Well, long awaited for me at least)

Sure, I'd seen other cupcake hats out there, but none had the look I wanted. I wanted frosting with a ruffled edge, a cherry that looked like a cherry, and it had to be totally safe for a baby to wear. Since I couldn't find the one I wanted, I decided to design it!


The Sweet City Cupcake is all I imagined. This could also be custom made with beads, buttons, or scraps of colorful yarn to make sprinkles.

Purchase the Hat: If you are interested in your own custom designed cupcake hat, send me an email:
This hat matches my "Frilly Jane" booties as well. I'm currently thinking about rattles to make this as a gift set. perhaps a large plump cherry?

Purchase the Pattern from my Ravelry Store

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Booties are bursting forth from the Sweet City Knits workspace.
Last week was all about the Paw Print

This week it's something sweeter....
Presenting, the Frilly Janes

Frilly Janes are a Mary Jane style bootie. The socks feature a faux anklet sock with ruffled edge tucked into a Mary Jane shoe. The shoes have a working cross strap that buttons around a cherry. These are made to be a complement to the Sweet City Cupcake Hat that I'm developing. These booties come in sizes Newborn through Toddler. Patterns for both the Cupcake Hat and the Frilly Jane booties will be available soon for sale in my Ravelry shop. If you would like to custom order a pair of booties in your own colors or size, send me a message.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Paw Prints

I'm working on the write up for my new pattern "Paw Print Booties".

Paw Print Booties are a crochet slipper sock style baby bootie with a ribbed fold-over cuff and paw print design on the sole. The bootie itself is completely seamless in construction, the “paw prints” are optional and sewn on. Make it in brown for many different animals, or make it in blue and it resembles a certain clue leaving puppy on a popular kids show. Makes an adorable baby shower gift or photography prop. Sizing options for newborn through toddler.
Skill level: Beginner
This bootie pattern makes a super cute themed gift set when paired with my “Monkeying Around” hat.

Pattern is in development and being tested. It will be available soon!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Berries are Bursting at Sweet City

I love going to the local orchards for a day of berry picking. It's so exciting to take a hayride through rows of  bushes and trees, that offer a preview of the next round of picking to come. Once you reach your field, a charming farmhand in a straw hat greets you as you spy the full baskets of those who had finished and are waiting to board the wagon you are leaving. Walking amongst the neat rows is like a treasure hunt, what bright little gems do you spy? And oh, there's a perfect one in the next row over, should you cross? Perhaps you sample a few, just to make sure they are as tasty as they look. A basket fills up quickly, and you ride home dreaming of pies, jam, shortcake, tarts, fruit salad, and smoothies.

In honor of the beautiful fruit, a new collection is coming to Sweet City Knits. This is from the Sweet Garden Collection, I call it "Berry Good" because those berries

Know why I love roll brim hats? They roll up for newborns, and you unroll the brim as the baby grows.

This one inspired by the lovely bright blue color of blueberries before they are picked off the bush. Of course summer fruit comes in a variety of colors and flavors, customize your sweetie as a peach, raspberry, lemon, lime, apple, etc. I'm currently working on a rattle to complete the Berry Good Baby Gift Set.

The booties feature cross over straps and delightful ladybug buttons.

This design is particularly charming on twins, just choose a different fruit for each baby.

What's on my mind right now? Making a "Berry Good" set for these delicious beauties. Yes, that's right, these are from my weekend haul.

Keep a watch out for berries to burst onto my Etsy shop: Sweet City Knits

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Website Is Here!

This is a red letter day at Sweet City Knits! After many long hours (and a little cursing) the website is finally up! Please visit my website The website will work as kind of a catalog of items that I have designed and crafted, and offer links to my Etsy  or Ravelry shop where they can be purchased. As of right now, I can't take comments or sell directly from the site. I'd love to hear what you all think. Come back here and give me kudos, criticism, suggestions or just congratulations.
You'll also notice that on the collection page there are a lot of names of patterns, but few photos. That is because they are existing in my head at the moment. There's a lot to do to get a design out. It involves some calculations, writing the pattern up, test knitting or crocheting in multiple sizes, process photos, fixing pattern errors, and photographing the finished pieces.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Available for Purchase

The "Monkeying Around" hat has been through testing and is now available to purchase. If you're crafty with the crochet and would like to make the hat, you can purchase the pattern through my Ravelry store click here.

If you want to purchase the monkey hat, banana rattle, booties, or the entire "Monkeying Around" baby gift set which includes all three you can find them in my Etsy shop. Click the Etsy button below to go to my page.

Also, the Sweet City Knits website is SOOOOOOO close to being ready to go live! I have been spending a lot of time on this website to make it user friendly. I have to make sure all the links are working correctly to give you the best possible website grand opening experience. The site should be up within 2 days. And there will be an awesome grand opening special for those lucky ones who order in June.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Coming Soon...

Preview the New Design from Sweet City Knits.
May is for Monkey Madness!
I'm developing the pattern in multiple baby sizes for this super sweet gift set. It's called "Monkeying Around". This gender neutral gift set consists of a hat, booties, and a banana rattle. Perfect for your Little Monkey!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet City Knits is going live!

My little knit and crochet site is about ready to take off.

Visit my Etsy storefront

Things will be coming into the store front very soon. I'm in the process of designing patterns and lot's of adorable baby stuff is going to hit the shelf in the next 3 weeks. Be on the lookout!