Hello world! I am so excited to start out this new website for knottybytes.com!
For those who know me, I have been blogging for over twelve years now (yikes!) and can follow my personal escapades on http://www.goddessbnl.com
So why knottybytes?
Lately, Matt and I have been doing various projects to unleash some creativity on the world. He has been teaching himself about websites, usability, and marketing within his job. I have been creating cross-stitch patterns for years and have now found an outlet for this creativity.
When I was pregnant with Audrey, I created a girly cross-stitch for her bedroom to teach her the alphabet. Now that she is starting to learn about her letters, I can now teach them to her with fun anecdotes about some of my favorite female characters in geek/pop culture! I’m not going to lie, some of the letters were a bit difficult to come up with (especially the letter N which started out being Nocturne from X-men comics and ended up being Neytiri from Avatar… seriously, so hard!) I also created an X-men inspired pattern, which I have hanging in my own personal office/comic book haven. I have made some patterns for other friends, and these friends have asked why I don’t start my own craft etsy store online.
With that, it gave me a great idea to start a shop! I am currently creating an Alphabet Sampler of Game of Thrones Characters (ALIVE and another for DEAD!) and hope to have this available online soon! I will be selling the cross-stitch patterns only and not an actual finished product.
My hope is that I can create custom patterns for customers to give them exactly what they want. For example, in my upcoming Game of Thrones sampler, I have Melisandre as the M. Perhaps someone would rather have Missandei? I totally get it!
I am doing this for fun and don’t plan to quit my day job.
Overall, I hope it gives joy to others. Eventually, I hope to create my own knitting patterns as well and link on both Ravelry and etsy. It’s easy knitting cute things for your cute little girl, wouldn’t you say? I can’t believe how much miss Audrey has grown! On the left, she is modeling a sweater for when she is 3 (2 years away), and the right shows a sweater dress for when she was 6-9 months. (Note: these are not my patterns, but at least you can see how awesome I am, right?)
So please check back often and let me know if you have any suggestions!
Happy Stitching and Get knotty!