After a few years of knitting for myself and family members, I was running out of things to knit and people to knit for! The business came to be when my sister and I decided we needed something to do with all these extra knits (as well as to share our love of knitting with others). In 2016, little seed knits was born! We embarked on our first craft market in 2017. And in 2018, I started offering knitting lessons to help others discover the joy of knitting.
Where did the name little seed knits come from? My sister, Elaine likes to claim that she nurtured me from a little seed and it’s always been a funny saying we’ve used with each other. When coming up with a name for the business, we wanted to use something that really meant something and would bring a smile to our faces.
I first learned to knit as a small child. Over the years, I kept coming back to the craft but struggled to get beyond the dreaded flat square and truly understand what a knitting pattern was telling me. In 2014, I once again returned to the yarn aisle and turned to YouTube to help me learn more knitting skills. I haven’t put my needles down since! I love knitting and being able to create amazing pieces with just some string and sticks. I want to bring knitting and other creative outlets to others to help them discover the true joy and satisfaction that comes with creating something out of nothing.
When I am not knitting (which is rare), I enjoy other creative activities such as painting and paper crafting. I love watching movies and television, playing board games, and spending time outside. I live in Ajax, Ontario with my husband, Stephen, and we have two cats, named Bruce and Alfie.