Monthly Archives: February 2018

Quickie

This was my official project of the ravellenics, and I completed on time!

It’s another Quinnifer hat, this time knit out of some unlabeled yarn from the deep stash. It’s cozy, quick, and pretty.

Me being me, I didn’t swatch with my substitute yarn. And so a hat meant for Windsor fits me nicely. But she likes it too.

So what if it has room to grow?

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Good news, bad news, good news

To start, here’s the very important good news: I’m having a pattern sale! This is a good one: buy one, get one free! Just put “upgradetime” in the coupon code box of your Ravelry cart.

sale time

 

 

So what’s the bad news? The rights have reverted from the publisher back to me on my book. This means Cast Iron, Cast On is currently out of print. And to make matters worse, my computer died.

Wait, why are these two things related? Because I can’t release the ebook back onto Ravelry, or make single PDFs available, until I get a new computer. So, that’s what the sale is all about. I need to fund this new computer. So buy patterns! Spread the word!

The final good news is that I have FIVE new designs that have been knit and photographed. Once I have my new computer I can get rolling on the layout and you should be seeing some brand new patterns from me this year! And I do plan on releasing all those book patterns in single PDF format as well. So 2018 should be a fun one, designwise. If I can just get past this broken-computer-hump.

Sale details:
The sale applies to any of the patterns in my store – including the ebooks. (It will always be the less expensive pattern that is free.) You can use the code more than once – but you’ll need to check out more than once. If you put four patterns in your cart at the same time the system will only give you one free. The sale runs from today through March 8th.

Thanks for sticking around!

 

Stash expansion

Knitting friends, I’ve been knitting from stash for a looooong time. This wasn’t so much a yarn diet as a change of lifestyle (raising babies really cuts into knitting time). In the last 4 years really the only times I’ve bought yarn has been at fiber festivals (three times). and twice for specific baby projects (like those rainbow booties that sat at the top of my blog for a year).

That’s 5 times in four years. Oh, wait, 6 times. Because I did buy an awful lot of Hawthorne Sport when KnitPicks decided to discontinue that base.

Still, I think we can all agree I’ve been very restrained. Which is why I totally needed 4 sweater quantities of Peace Fleece. Right? Right.

That’s Amaranth and Palomino in worsted weight on the bottom, and Sheplovas Mushroom and Picnic Rock in DK on top.

I don’t even know what I’m making with them yet. But whatever they become will be so cozy!

Oh so cozy

I do actually have a recent FO I want to share with you! This past weekend I was at a knitters’ retreat and I finished my Hudson shawl.

I started this back in November as part of the indie designer gift-along and wrapped it up during the knitting olympics (how’s that for double dipping?)

I love it. I’m not usually one for simple projects. But I needed the meditative qualities of stockinette. The simple stripe pattern meant I could go stash diving for all the colors. And as an added bonus I used a couple of things from the deep stash.

The main color is a dusty rose peace fleece that I’ve had around since 2014 when I bought it for a baby sweater. Clearly 2 skeins would not cover the child who is now 4 years. So a shawl is a good use. The tan is leftover harrisville wool & flax which I picked up at a yarn swap somewhere around 7 years ago. The brown in the border? Bartlett wool that I bought online at least a decade ago. Yup. That’s some deep stash diving.

Tap, tap…

Is this thing on?

It’s been a year since I posted to this blog. And what a crazy year.

Do knitters still read blogs? I don’t think there’s any way to summarize a whole year. Let’s pick up from the present, can we?

Here’s a baby in some knitwear! She’s 7 months old now, and so smiley.

And here’s a WIP. This is Finlaggan, I’m knitting it up in some flecked Peace Fleece dk. There’s an any-sweater KAL in the Peace Fleece group on Ravelry, you may have seen me posting about it on Instagram…

What are you knitting right now?