Fairy Godmother of Knits

Dulac illustration of FG sending C to ball

The book available on Amazon

What I wish for …

I wish to be the person who can provide the knitted garment of your dreams. I want my scarf to feel like a warm hug from a loved one. I want my hats and other things to remind you, no matter where you travel in this seemingly embattled world, that you are loved unconditionally. If you have sensitivities that block you from mainstream knits, I want to conjure something that accommodates you while including you among the community. If the only obstacle between you and your dream is the right knitwear, I want to wave my magic needles and get you into the castle!

I believe that you deserve to feel the softest bamboo or cashmere, or even silk or bison, next to your skin, no matter where you hail from. I believe that many ethical alternatives to cheap acrylics exist, and I wish to bring them to everyone who wants to make a difference to climate change while being thoughtful to animals.

I wish all people could have the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful aspects of natural fibers in their clothing. Wool can protect the animal that grows it, sustain the spinners and dyers that transform it into yarn, inspire the knitter who uses it to craft a garment, protect the wearer, then biodegrade to replenish the earth and nourish the next animal that comes along to begin the cycle again. I want to participate in any efforts to optimize that cycle, to further its beneficial expansion.

Birthday Gifts–for you!

My birthday is this month! Since this is the Internet, I won’t specify which one, or when, but I will be giving gifts to celebrate!

You heard that right! All through the month of July 2016, I will be using 10% of all profits from sales of ready-made items to fund the creation of handknitted goodies which will be donated to charitable organizations. All current prices as o 12:01 am, July 1, 2016, will remain exactly the same, so my clients will not perceive any difference in the quality or cost of their purchases. But each item purchased will contribute to the support of several of my favorite charities. I will be inquiring as to each organization’s needs, and tailoring Gift Items suited to them. As the profits come in, the Gifts will go out, and the love will spread across the world.

To add to the love, I will be creating a new line of knitters’ jewelry for sale: progress keepers, stitch markers, and scarf pins to make even the act of crafting as delightful as possible. Look for them in the next week at my Etsy shop.

I will also be knitting up Handy Hearts, wonderful knitting notions holders which are themselves knitted, using a pattern designed by Mama Linda, aka Stoneybrooke, and available for a free download on Ravelry.com. Each Heart will hold a tape measure, darning needle, stitch markers, and an attached leash with a lanyard hook and a buttoned loop upon which to attach your own pair of scissors. It will have plenty of room to add your own knitting essentials as well, so that no matter where you knit, you will never find yourself without a crucial tool. Handy Hearts will be added to the Etsy shop soon.

Please share this opportunity with everyone you know, and tell them they can get themselves a treat while simultaneously treating someone who really needs it.

I will soon be posting the names of my charities, along with a list of my planned donations for each, in a future post on this blog. As the Gifts are funded, I will also post pictures of the Gift Items and, depending on organizational policies, pictures of the recipients as well. If you buy yourself a Treat Item and wish to attach a message of encouragement and hope for the recipient, I will make that available during checkout and I will pass the message along (anonymously or not, as you wish).

I believe this will be my happiest birthday ever!

New offering for my readers!

I am now an Amazon Associate!

As of today, I am an Amazon Associate, which means that I have agreed with Amazon.com to offer my readers a link to one or two of their products, which will be relevant to my posts either by reference or by being similar to something I’ve referenced, and Amazon has agreed to pay me a little something in return for advertising on their behalf in this way. It won’t cost you anything extra above the posted purchase price, but it will help me keep the blog moving forward for my business.

Please keep in mind that I intend to only choose products to link which I am willing to use myself, and which will help you improve your knitting as I would like to improve my own. And just because you click on the link, it doesn’t require you to go ahead and complete the transaction if you don’t like what you see on the product page. You will always have an opportunity to choose whether to proceed or not.

As my first attempt, here is a link to a well-known brand of interchangeable needle cables, which will be an excellent tool to use for My Provisional Cast-On, described in my last post. I don’t know if it will be perfectly compatible with other brands of interchangeable needle tips, but perhaps a previous buyer will have a helpful comment or review posted.


Knitter’s Pride Interchangeable Single Cord 16″ Yellow


Welcome to Tailored!

Tailored is a new business, where orders are customized for a great fit, whether you need a particular size or color, a specific fiber to avoid allergic reactions, or a unique structure that’s never been seen before. All items are hand knitted by a real person, so some may take a little more time and cost a little more than you might be used to. But all are made with love, so they are worth the wait and the price.

My name is Natalie, and I will be managing the posts on this blog. I would love to hear your thoughts, wishes, and ideas! I look forward to your posts.

In the future, I will post articles about alternative fibers (basically, anything other than sheep wool), knitting, and those who love knitted things. Eventually, you will be able to place orders through this site. Hopefully, customers will also share their reviews and photos after making their purchases.

We are here to serve your needs and desires for handcrafted knits. Thank you.