About

Hey there! I’m Sarah: a knitter, mom, coffee addict, wine drinkers, and nature lover. When I’m not curled up knitting or reading with a cup of black coffee, you’ll often find me walking in the woods near my small town in British Columbia, Canada.Sarah of Knit a Bit of Whimsy

I’ve been selling finished items on Etsy for several years now, but to be honest, I love creating one-of-a-kind pieces, and have trouble making anything the same way twice! Plus, knitting like a mad woman for half the year is just too time consuming with two little ones at home. So I’ve decided to take the plunge into knitwear design – I’d love for you to follow my journey over on the blog. I’m not sure it will be less time consuming, but at least I’ll be working on my own schedule 😉

I am passionate about slowing down our “fast fashion” culture; I don’t create items that are meant to be worn for a season or a year. My pieces are those that you will feel proud to wear for years to come. They also often quirky or whimsical, and will certainly allow you to show off your personality! “Slow fashion” is a movement involving sustainable practices, the ethical treatment of workers and the earth, and slowing down consumption, and I consider those processes throughout my creative process. Wherever possible I use wool that was raised and processed locally, and I have even begun spinning my own yarn. (If you are interested in learning more about slow fashion, there is a nice write up here).

My designs are inspired by nature, slow living, and my crazy kids. The unicorn hat pattern was dictated inspired by my daughter (5 at the time), who had very specific instructions on how she wanted it to look. She ordered coordinating slippers this year (she’s 7) that you can check out on Instagram. My kids love colorful and whimsical pieces that show off their personalities – unicorns and rainbows for my daughter, and bright, bold colors for my son.

So poke around the website or say hello! I’d love to hear about your journey, and what inspires you ♥

 

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