Learn With Me

I am so excited to be at this point. It has been a year in the coming, and there is still a few things I need to work out, but I can’t do that without some beta testers.

For anyone who’s followed me for the last year, you’ll know I have been mentioning starting teaching. I’ve already been teaching children locally for over a year, so now it’s your turn.

Would you like to learn yarn crafts?

Do you have an interest in crafts?

Have you ever wished you could make pieces of clothing for either yourself or family?

Have you looked at a cute baby sweater or seen a scarf and wished you could make it for yourself?

Have you some previous experience with being taught or trying to learn to knit or crochet?

If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions and would like more details on how you can help me to finalise my teaching courses and get 1-to-1 virtual teaching sessions with me, for a reduction of the final fees I’ll be asking, then you can sign up now by clicking the Buy Now button

After payment has been received I will send you all the info on what you’ll get and what is involved. If you would rather chat to me before hand then please fill in the contact form here.

Brief description

In a 3 month period of beta testing you will receive:

1 hour of private video call every week for 3 months (using your preferred method of Skype, Zoom or Messenger. VALUE £195)

Materials supplied for 2 to 3 projects (3 pairs of knitting needles OR 3 crochet hooks, 400g of wool or cotton yarn, project bag and a selection of notions including tape measure, sewing needles, scissors and stitch markers. VALUE up to £60)

Live q&a 2 or 3 times/per week (VALUE £135)

Access to public as well as private, more detailed You Tube videos (VALUE £300)

4 PDF patterns for your 4 projects which are yours to keep and use over and over again, plus instructions in PDF form to make 16 squares which can be turned into a lap blanket (VALUE £18)

Private Facebook group to ask questions, get help and share your progress.

If you join my beta test group for 3 months starting Sept 2019, you’ll get all this and more for just £511.88 OR 3 payments of £172.73/month OR 6 payments of £86.66/month OR 12 payments of £43.33 (VALUE £750+). If you would prefer the instalment option please contact me here.

After this 3 month period you will have the required skills to carry on your basic knitting/crochet. Or you can opt to continue for a further 3 months at the further discounted price of £555. After 6 month’s you will hopefully have all the knowledge you need to continue your yarn crafts alone, although you may opt to stay in my yarn craft group to share your experiences and projects with other new members.

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To join me now for this 3 month period for just £511.88 you can checkout here

Garter Stitch Bunting (Free Pattern)

Good evening from a very wet West Yorkshire, UK. Well we had summer last week, and then we had thunderstorms! Then my small town, which is on a flood plane had flood warnings, including the siren sounding (think air raid from the Second World War).

And wow! That was a wild week!

So to cheer everyone up I thought it would be nice to give you all a little freebie that my knitting students have been working on this week. You may have seen me talking about how much fun we’ve been having as we start to create things, and the fabulous feedback from one of my students work here.

I thought if you already knit you might enjoy a series of free patterns to bring all the bunting pieces too you. Then once they’re all written I’ll create a PDF to purchase too, and there will be a You Tube video to help you along even if you’re a newbie knitter.

Here goes then for the:
Garter Stitch Bunting (Knit)

Ooooo and of course I need to mention this post may contain affiliate links. To read more on what this mean you can see me Disclosure Policy Here.

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Materials
5mm crochet hook
50g Rico Creative Cotton Aran
Darning/wool sewing needle.

Knitted (Garter Stitch) triangles

Cast on 2

Row 1-4: Knit every stitch

Row 5: knit into front and back of the next stitch x2 (4)

Row 6-8: Knit every stitch

Row 9: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch x2 knit 1 (6)

Row 10-12: Knit every stitch

Row 13: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (8)

Row 14-16: Knit every stitch

Row 17: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (10)

Row 18-20: Knit every stitch

Row 21: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (12)

Row 22-24: Knit every stitch

Row 25: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (14)

Row 26-28: Knit every stitch

Row 29: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (16)

Row 30-32: Knit every stitch

Row 33: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (18)

Row 34-36: Knit every stitch

Row 37: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (20)

Row 38-40: Knit every stitch

Row 41: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (22)

Row 42-44: Knit every stitch

Row 45: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (24)

Row 47-48: Knit

Row 49: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (26)

Row 50-52: Knit every stitch

Row 53: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (28)

Row 54-56: Knit every stitch

Row 57: Knit 1, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit to last 2 stitches, knit into front and back of the next stitch, knit 1. (30)

Row 58: Knit every stitch

Row 59: Knit 1, Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 3
  Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 3,
  Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 3,
  Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 3,
  Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 3,
  Knit 2 stitches together, bring yarn to front of work (YO), knit 2 (6 holes made)

Row 60-62: Knit every stitch

Row 63: Cast off knit wise.

And there you have, simple easy to make knitted bunting. Join me next time for the knit stitch decrease bunting.

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And so to teaching (and designing)

It is over 6 months now since I first posted about launching my teaching program and put a call out for BETA testers to learn to knit or crochet with me. It then took a few months as I carried on working with my old business mode of creating in stock items and working on marketplaces like Heartizan to bring in custom orders.

It was only as part of my healing journey that I really upped my game, stepped into my fear, and put my teaching out there fully. And what fantastic results there have been!

I have created several videos, specifically for my knitting students as that is what I have right now, and you can find samples of these on my You Tube channel.

Each of these videos is a sample of the full length videos my paying students are getting.

I have also got myself some designs up, as each of my students gets 3 full patterns with their course in their chosen craft. The Garter Stitch Neckwarmer the first proper design my knitting students will work on, and the Serenity Gloves is the most advanced crochet design they will work on. Other designs are being completed over the summer and will be ready to sell separate from the course if you already knit or crochet.

And so with my knitting students in full swing I was super happy to see progress being sam buntingmade as increasing and decreasing was tackled last week. I was over joyed to receive photographs and feedback from the first completed buntings pieces being created.

I am going to write and include each of these triangles for free on my blog in the coming weeks, with the complete Chakra bunting being available once all 7 patterns have been designed.

Better yet was the fantastic feedback:
“Brilliant video Davina Kecun, all of your instructions were very clear and I found it easy to follow. This is my first finished bunting piece.”-Sam.

So after months and months of worry about not being able to work this out, of not having what it takes to create this amazing opportunity for people to learn with me from all over the world, I have such huge success already.

I still need a couple more BETA testers to sign up so I can continue to work on the background side, and this opportunity is still a steal at under £500. It will not be this price forever as with each piece of work I do I realise just how much more value I am giving to you when you sign up.

All the details  of what you get, sign up payment link, and information on payment plans can be found here, so why not take the plunge and come and Learn With Me!

Much love, and I will see you in my virtual teaching classes.
Davina

Finding Purpose

sub box avatarThis month we marked the anniversary of the realisation I had to face that I was going to lose my mum. In the last 12 months I have lost my mum, almost lost my marriage, almost lost my home, I have almost lost my business and there have been times I just wanted to lose myself.

However, I have been on journey of self discovery. What I found instead of allowing these potentially upsetting and concerning events to upset the rest of my life, was something way more empowering.

I actually started my journey into healing my life around 12 months previously. Somewhere around summer 2017 I was becoming more aware that my past life experiences were affected my now life, and that I was in fact in control of changing how I let them effect me in that now. Some people call it a Spiritual Awakening. Some people call it a Healing Journey. I’m calling it Finding My True Self.

I was making good progress in this when my world was turned upside down by my mum’s quite sudden deterioration in health last year. In some respects it froze me. I used it as an excuse to stay where I was with my life. I used it to hold me back from what I was truly meant to find out about myself.

Of course the Universe has funny ways of making sure you find out your true purpose in life anyway, and this year I have really opened up to what that may be.

I’ve had a whirlwind experience over the last 8 weeks, digging deep into my emotional energy built up over the last 42 years. The experience is called The Spiral and with good reason. Fortunately my guide and help throughout it all, the magical and amazing Georgina Noel has been there to hold my hand (or kick my arse) all the way.

I have realised things I had never realised, but that I always knew. I have undone lots of the damage caused by a religious upbringing I never discuss. I have faced emotions and fears that have almost broken me in the past, but that I have finally released, or at least now have the tools to release.

I am ready to embrace the healer within. I am ready to tap into my true potential. I am ready to bring my true self into the world.

What this means for the future, I haven’t actually fully worked that out yet, but I know I am ready to begin to find out and it’s going to be epic, so watch this space 💜

This is me

This is me, just trying to work it all out. I’ve lots going on in my head right now.

Healing the past, working out what I want now, and endeavouring to release control over my future.

I’m crazy excited about what I’m currently creating, and I’m extremely impatient to have it all planned and sorted NOW!

But what happens when I try and do that? Nothing, abso-fucking-lutely NOTHING.

Why? Because I don’t plan what to do in the now to bring the plans for the future into reality. I just dither around, in my own head, wondering why nothing is coming together, or disappointed that after 1 day of speaking about something it’s not come to anything tangible.

I know I’m not alone in this impatient, so here I am, sharing my story, saying have patience and trust.

Just because your plans don’t succeed now in this minute, doesn’t mean that next week, next month, or even next year, they won’t be flying so fast you need a rocket behind you to keep up 💜

Sign up to my teaching here.

Find the Joy

This photo makes my heart hurt a little. A year ago today the Teeny Girl and I headed off for what would be almost a month in Cumbria to be with my mum, for the final time, and support my dad.
 
There are so many mixed feelings around this. We had a really beautiful summer, weather wise, Teeny Girl and I had some very happy times together, I loved spending time with my dad in a way I never had before (the 3 youngest members of our respective sibling groups, we just had a pretty awesome time). But of course there were daily trips to see my mum, worry when she went to have surgery 40 miles away, sadness when she stopped eating again and we knew it was close to her passing, and finally that morning not quite 3 weeks later at around 4.30am when my dad came in to say she’d left this physical reality.
 
Within 1 month I’d have been through all this, and more, and come out the other side ready to be a stronger, happier, even more resilient person. I faced demons from my past head on, I opened up channels to becoming even more self-aware, and I lived to tell the tale.
 
quotes_creator_20180122_153426632810852.pngOne of the hardest lessons to becoming a happier person is finding the life lessons from these experiences that will bring more joy to your life. I know for a fact my mum would want everything for me that I am currently working towards. She would be proud of how I have come through the other challenges the last 12 months invariable threw at me, and she is still with me in spirit to guide me along the way, along with so many other guides and helpers, both in life and in spirit.
 
I didn’t mean for that to turn into a blog worth post when it popped up in my Facebook memories, but sometimes when the words start to come it’s good to not stop them, it’s part of the life healing process, and it’s part of who I am. So aside from making my heart hurt a little, that photo brings me great swirls of joy too, because I choose to see life that way 💜
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With love mum, you taught me more than you ever knew in this life time, and I am the person I am in a large part thanks to you 💞

Do you know what I do?

I’m just going to take a moment to blow my own trumpet, something that regardless of what you may think I can tell you I don’t do nearly enough of.

Do you know what I do?

I take hand dyed yarn often one of a kind dyes, and I create stunningly beautiful pieces of knitwear. These pieces are often completely unique. In fact due to the nature of hand dyed yarn, even if you have the same design and the same colourway, it’s unlikely it would ever look identical to another piece.

I’m an artist. I’m a creator. And I do these things just for YOU!

Want to know something else? I can help you see why natural fibres will always be better than synthetic fibres, even if you’re vegan, or have an allergy, or even if you think you can’t afford the best.

To top all that off, I can even teach you to create such things of beauty for yourself. I can give you a pair of needles or a crochet hook, and turn you into a badass fibre artist too!

This video barely scratches the surface of the things I’ve created in just the last few years, all hand dyed, all totally unique, all amazing.

This is what I do, and this is worth shouting about. And you can avail yourself of my services over at Indigosky2Knit 💜

Never giving up the dream

Sometimes I can’t quite believe how long it’s been since I opened Indigosky2Knit, but this week saw me hit the 7 years mark.

When I decided to put my skills out there knitting and selling, I didn’t realise the journey I was beginning. Starting out by being told I’d never make an hourly wage doing it was quite literally the worst thing. And you know for a long time I never did make a reasonable hourly wage, not even close to minimum UK wage!

However, during the last 7 years I have learned so much, not just about running a business, but about my own skills, my own self worth, and about hand crafting businesses and the challenges they face. These challenges include helping others to understand why we deserve to be paid well for creating beautiful, often unique, always made with love, products and items. Then there’s the quality of many hand crafted items, the length of time many of them last, even clothing, yes even baby clothing.

Many businesses after years of giving their all, trying and trying to make their businesses work, give up, their spirits broken, dreams crushed. I’ll be honest, I’ve been in that place more than once myself. Weeks of no sales, comments about my prices being too high, that I should use reduced quality materials so I can lower my prices. Non of this is helpful, in fact it’s soul destroying!

IMG_20171003_160155_100-1You know what I’ve learned? I have learned that what I do is awesome! I have learned that I am more than deserving of the prices I now charge, in fact I’ll be charging even more by the end of this year. And I’m in no doubt that I will have more than enough customers willing to pay me for my skills.

In the meantime I’m celebrating the 7 years I’ve had my business, the many lessons I’ve learned and the amazing people I’ve served along the way. I make beautiful knitwear, in beautiful yarns. I can make something for everyone and for any season. Even better than these beautiful things I can make – I can teach YOU to make things for yourself! And really, that is what I want to do most of all 😊💜

We are 7!

Yikes, it is is here again, another year, another birthday!

I’ll be honest with you, it’s not been the easiest 12 months in my personal life here at I2K, but the coming 12 months are going to be my best yet.

 

So I’m going to start it with a bang! For anyone who doesn’t know Indigosky2Knit shares its birthday with my Big Girly. Today she has reached the big 1-0! So combined with I2K reaching 7 years, I am offering 17% off orders across my shops and website.

For nuMONDAY, Etsy and my own website here the coupon code is I2KBIRTHDAY. However, if you’re shopping from my Heartizan shop all discounts have already been applied. Excludes sale items and tuition, which already have higher discounts 😊

Have a Wonderful Wednesday 💜

Happy New Year 2019

It’s 2019, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to get real focused on where we are this year. It’s time to achieve some of those goals and dreams that events of 2018 hindered.

So here it is, this year I launch my teaching fully. This year my shop here on my website will grow. I have more self-worth, I have more self-love, and I am remembering every day that I am fulfilling me dreams.

Aside from what I am doing here with Indigosky2Knit, I am completing my aromatherapy and crystal healing training, so I can share some of my healing and empathic love with the world too.

So if you’re a creator, if you’re a lover of all things natural, if you would love more information, guidance or just want to show your support for someone trying to break the mould, then your following, your love and your support are all very much welcome.

Much love and warm wishes

Davina

Look for the Good

Here is a thought for the day:
What may be inconvenient to you may be a blessing to someone else.

On Friday we travelled up to spend the weekend before Christmas with me dad. It was a busy journey on a day when it seemed the trains had suffered many delays, and passengers seemed frustrated.

On the other hand we were so grateful for a 8 minute train delay as it meant that we could get a train an hour earlier than we had expected. Due to the times of trains and buses this meant we arrived at my dad’s an hour and a half earlier!

Here is that though: when something seems to causing you an inconvenience, just take a moment to look for a bigger picture. Another person seeing the situation could find a great benefit in that same situation. Of course sometimes that may seem or even be impossible. If that is the case then maybe see if you can learn something yourself from the experience.

OK so am I always calm and peaceful when I suffer train delays? I admit in the many years I’ve travelled around by train, up and down the UK I have definitely had times where I’ve been irritated by delays or cancellations.

However, after recently reading Gabby Bernstein’s book ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ I have been looking at many things differently. I have been looking at experiences that throw my plans out slightly, at delays, or at various challenges in a different way. I have been not only looking for the positives, but also trying to see things from other peoples points of view, and i feel it is doing a lot for changing my perspective, especially when it comes to train journeys (of which I do many each month). Things that could otherwise have been stressful feel much better.

Has it been easy? Well, no not always. Isn’t that all part of working on yourself though? There is always improvement to be made on ourselves and on how we view the experiences life presents us with 💜

Much love to you and have a great holiday time 💜

Davina 💜