Phun Knits

Laura Bain Designs

About Me

My Background

My mother taught me to knit and crochet at a very young age, so young that I don’t remember a time when I haven’t known how to knit or crochet. My family participated in Civil War reenactments as I was growing up, and so I spent many-an-hour making shawls, blankets, hats and more by hand. As my friends grew up and had children I returned to the crafts; making and giving away a plethora of handmade items to my family and close friends.

My Designs

I have been developing and designing patterns since 2013. I find pattern design to be one of the most fulfilling crafts I have undertaken. The challenge of putting together different stitches to create a specific finished object is great fun. The possibilities are endless!

My Inspiration

I love making things with fiber - from spinning and dying yarn to designing and stitching a finished object - every aspect is enjoyable.

My journey to become a professional blogger and pattern designer began much earlier than 2013.  In 2009, I decided that I should think about ways I could earn a little "egg money," once my daughter began going to school full time. I meditated for many months on the mantra often credited to Buddah "“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”  In 2010 I decided to try to make and sell the same items I’ve been making and giving away to loved ones for many years. This led me to design many patterns for infant hats and photography props which, in turn, led to my designing patterns so that others can knit and crochet their own beautiful finished objects.