Does My Absence Make Your Heart Grow Fonder?

Oh I’ve been missing for a few months now haven’t I? There is a very good reason behind it!
Remember when I showed you this video…

Well… He’s Here!


This is Rowan George. He was born on the 14th May 2016 which makes him 4 months old already! I have been so exhausted that I’ve not even opened the lid of my laptop to tell you all. But I think I couldn’t have a better excuse for disappearing!
This little man is amazing and I fall more in love with him every day.

Kaden couldn’t be more proud to be a big brother. Every time he enters the room, Rowan’s face lights up with the biggest of smiles. It’s beautiful to witness.


Don’t give up on me just yet though! I will be back to knitting, blogging and social media-ing very soon (hopefully in October) but Rowan is a demanding little thing that tires me out daily! If you miss me too much you can catch my goings on over on my Instagram or on Snapchat as kellymdesigns. Be prepared for lots of baby-ness though!

Happy knitting! We’ll catch up again soon!

Westlake Baby Hat and Booties Set

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I am super excited to let you all know about my new baby hat and booties set, Westlake!

It’s been a long time since I self published anything, but since I have to take a step back from the magazines because of having a baby on the way, I thought I would spend my time making baby things. So why not design them and release them myself!

I am not disappearing from the mags altogether. No, no, no. I am just cutting back my work load with them to simple accessories instead of garments and making my life easier while a little ones screams for his supper!

The first of my baby “things” is Westlake. A unisex hat and booties set knitted in the round.

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The main stitch pattern is a simple knits and purls repeat called “Little Boxes”. While making these I had that song in my head the whole time; “Little boxes on a hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky….” I almost named the pattern “Ticky Tacky” but thought it didn’t quite fit what I had in mind. When I searched google about the song I discovered that it was written in a car while driving past Westlake in California. And so, “Westlake” was born.

The hat is knitted in the round from bottom up. With a contrasting edge and separating stripe before the main pattern begins. I am normally a HUGE pom pom fan but went minimal this time with a little one instead. I held back! The little strap on the side helps to pull the set together.

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The cute little booties are also knit in the round. With a garter stitch sole and patterned sides. The strap can be adjusted to fit if needed. The higher it is, the tighter the fit so we don’t have flying booties while the baby kicks their legs about!

I am over the moon with how these turned out and a few of the testers have mentioned the pattern is their new go to gift set for incoming babies. I have to admit, that makes me feel warm and fuzzy!


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Westlake is released now and you can go purchase your copy immediately by clicking this button or here to find out more info.


New Year, New Baby!

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are now back to normality, trying to lose those excess pounds we (mostly) all pile on!

I have big news to begin my new blog with. Back in August I found out I was pregnant with my second child! We had been trying for a long time (6 years in total) and with 2 miscarriages and then nothing at all for 5 years, we had pretty much given up any hope. So to find out I was pregnant was a big shock and a big scare since I was terrified of having another miscarriage. Well, 4 months later, I have had my 20 weeks scan and all is well.
We also found out the gender this time around. Something we didn’t do with our first, my 7 year old son, Kaden. But he was so desperate to know if he was having a brother (preferred by him) or sister (he would “get used to the idea!”) that we found out for him.

Watch the video below to see just what we are having.
Exciting times ahead!

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