Today, I am pleased to tell you about a new sponsor Tot Toppers. In Kate's words:
"Tot Toppers - custom knits and patterns for your little tot. I got started by designing hats in particular, and now enjoy working on all kinds of garments for all ages. My projects often reflect a whimsical spirit and construction is seamless as much possible. I strive to add specifically to the body of knitting patterns for boys as I have two of my own!"
(There is a free pattern of Kate's - Cheery Scrap Cap - available in the Winter issue of Petite Purls.)
Kate: As the mom of two boys, I've been disappointed with the selection offered in boy stuff, especially once my oldest son was out of the newborn/baby stage. Not just in knitting patterns, but just clothing in general! I started designing when I wanted to sell handknits. It was hard to keep up with the demand though and I found myself more interested in working on new projects, then repeating the same ones over and over. So I started designing and fell in love with the whole process.
Kate: I was working on my PhD at the University of Florida, in political science. I am almost finished!
Kate: Flipping through catalogs that come to my home, walking through stores and seeing different elements. Playing with them in my head to incorporate them in a new way!
Kate: I do the work I do because of motherhood! I was a knitter before I had children, but my process was so inspired by my children that I doubt I would have ever begun were it not for them.
For today's giveaway, Tot Toppers is offering two kits:
Safari Sun Baby Hat pattern with Debbie Bliss Rialto in Dark Grey
Ruffled Stripe Hat pattern with Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton in orchid, honeydew and bone
In addition, Tot Toppers is offering "buy 1 pattern, get 1 free!" to SouleMama readers. On checkout, enter "soulemarch," and the name of your desired free pattern in message to buyer. Offer expires March 31 and includes patterns only purchased through the Tot Toppers website.
Thank you, Tot Toppers!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please!). I'll close comments and announce the winners by 9am EST on Monday. Comments closed! The winners are:
For the Safari Sun Baby Hat:
Posted by: n8cherluver
For the Ruffled Stripe Hat:
Posted by: Bree