Don’t You Just Love Summer?!

Hey everyone!

I hope the first few days of summer were good to you and you had a blast in the sun with your friends and family.

I wanted to share a couple of EXCITING things with you that is going on. Super fun and super exciting:

French Soul Knittery was featured on a huge blog, catered to great women. Our knitted cotton necklace was styled by the lovely blogger of ‘Mommy in Heels’ and she looked fantastic with it on. Check out her post here:

So exciting!

The website is up and running, so I would love if you told me what you think! Would love the input. 🙂

And there is a sale! (Who doesn’t love a sale, right?) 20% off with the coupon code: Savings!

Happy Summer!








30 Before 30



Today, on this somewhat cloudy yet warm Thursday, a list of things I want to do before I turn 30 comes to mind. I am three years from the big 3-0 and I want to do certain things that I’ve never done before. I like to think that I’m an adventurer but the more items I put on the list, the more I realized that I have to get my butt in gear and accomplish some “stuff.” (Who lives in the Tri-state area and has never been to the top of the Empire State Building?! – Me, that’s who!)

I realized that starting my business was a huge accomplishment and to hear my mother tell it, “it’s the greatest thing in the world.” But I want to do more – I need to do more.

At 27, I look back and realize that there were times when I let years pass me by. I cannot continue on that path. So this is my list, 30 before 30.

As I accomplish something on the list, I will put a line through it and share the experience with you all. Granted, I have approximately 3 years to complete everything on this list, so be patient and hopefully stick around for the ride.

Some things on the list are things I am currently doing or have done within the past 8 months, such as “open a business” (which will be scratched off).

So here is part of the list (to see the complete list, click on the “30 before 30” page at the top of this blog):


  1. Travel to 5 different countries
  2. Start a family
  3. Open a pop up shop
  4. Sell French Soul Knittery knitwear in Brick and Mortar Stores
  5. Live in a different state
  6. Completely work for my self
  7. Direct a movie
  8. Cook a four-course meal
  9. Learn French
  10. Sell at a craft fair
  11. Open a business
  12. Start a youtube channel


So what do you think about the list? (Remember to go the page to see list numbers


Here’s to accomplishing our goals! 🙂


Do you have a list of things you want to do before you turn a certain age?


All the best,



World Cup Excitement

I, along with millions of people around the world are excited for the world cup. Since the games started yesterday with Brazil battling Croatia and the Netherlands making a marvelous comeback against Spain today with a score of 5 to 1, I decided to celebrate the teams and my admiration for the game of soccer the best way I could, with knitting.

Here are is piece that can be considered World Cup inspiration (just because its bright and colorful):




This is available in Etsy shop.

P.S What team or teams are you rooting for? 🙂

All the best,


The Knit Stitch (Point of View: French Soul Knittery Edition)

I am taking part in the Writing 101 series that WordPress is having and today’s topic is Point of View. It is the point of view of all three characters. You can read the basis for the topic here. Here is my version of the theme; Point of View. Enjoy!

Jill and Evan were having a relaxing walk in the park when they saw an older woman knitting a small red sweater. When Evan saw this woman and what she was doing, he began to cry.


Evan thinking to himself, “Why can’t I stop crying when I see knitting needles. The gauge, the point, the effortless skill that the knitter possesses; why is it so hard for me? Those memories of knitting as a child in my home in Chile just brings tears to my eyes. If only I can bring myself to do it again, but that accident was too much to bear. I can’t start again.


“This is new to see Evan this way. Why would he cry over seeing a woman knit. If he wants to knit or get knitted items, we can always check out French Soul Knittery. Ashley always makes great stuff. My goodness, seeing my honey cry makes me sad. Showing such emotion………..over knitting.”


“Oh dear, why is that young man crying? Did I do something wrong? Are my stitches off? Does he not like the color red? So unusual yet so intriguing. I wonder if his grandmother used to knit. Was she as special to him as I am to my grandson? I remember knitting with my grandson and how much he loved it so.” She smiled. As the couple walked away, she disappeared into thin air, red sweater, needles and all.

French Soul Knittery Has An Official Website!


About a month ago, I decided to create an official website for French Soul Knittery. I searched high and low, looking for the best hosting site and I think I finally have it.

I love how it looks and I hope you do too. Its easy to browse and shop, just move your cursor to the right and everything moves for you.

You will find all of your favorites from my etsy shop, as well as new additions from time to time.

Check it out and tell me what you think!


-Ashley 🙂