Happy Monday everyone!
I made this little Vlog for you to share a recent project I’ve been working on, my troubles with it, how I solved them, and a lazy knit-hack for life. (Sorry about the quality, I need to figure out a different mic or something to use)
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My Twitter and Instagram (come say hi so I can follow you too!)
The Yarn (not actually mentioned, but this is it)
Today’s the last day of the KAL! If you’re participating, and heck, even if you’re not, check out all of the gorgeousness that’s happening over in our Ravelry thread.
I love seeing so many colorful versions of this sweet simple shawl!
Don’t forget to upload your finished shawl pictures to the thread to be eligible for the giveaway by the end of the day, the winner will be announced on Friday!
Another seekrit revealed! Today I’ve released the Drift Cardigan.
With an easy-to-memorize and fun-to-work lace motif being highlighted on the fronts and back, this is more than your basic raglan sweater. Dropped stitch details accent the lace and keep the cardigan squarely in the Spring and Summer seasons. The boat neck gives it a bit of extra sophistication and the shape gives a lot of options for ways to wear it!
This sweater is knit from the top down with raglan sleeves, so there are no seams to sew and just a few ends to weave in!
You can download it directly from Ravelry, Craftsy or Etsy and get started on your own version!
Posted in My Designs
Tagged 3/4 sleeves, boat neck, boatneck, cardigan, design, drift, knit, knitting, lace, lacy, pattern, raglan, seamless, spring, summer, sweater, top down
I told you earlier that I had finished this sweater, and I have! Maybe a few days after I had originally told you I had though…I’d forgotten that I needed to knit and sew the band piece (kind of an integral part of the design, no?). But! It is still done and it is purty
This yarn was totally fabulous to work with and made knitting the sweater fun! I love the deep purple color and the slight halo it gives.
I don’t get to keep this version, it’s going have a life at Yarn & Coffee in Santa Fe, where it can be loved and petted and tried on by many a knitter.
Pattern: A Scholarly Cardigan
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino
Joining up with Tami! What did you finish this week? At least the week is finished, so even if your crafts didn’t bring you any end products, you’ve got the weekend to start anew tomorrow!
Posted in My Designs, My Projects
Tagged a scholarly cardigan, blue sky alpacas, cardigan, design, finished object, fo friday, knit, knitting, pattern, suri merino, sweater
Casting on for a new design that’ll be released in June!
I love the subtle color changes in this yarn and how light and airy it is – it’ll be a perfect little summer accessory, but I can’t tell you too much, hehe.
Joining in with Tami, as usual! What are you working on this week? Summery things I hope!
I finished something earlier in the week and it’s been blocking out beautifully.
This is one of those seekrit things that you’ll see in August, so I can’t share too much, but it’s fun and colorful and fabulous! Look at those little safety pins, don’t they look like little soldiers?
Linking up with Tami, check out more FOs or share your own.
I’m off on another trip this weekend and I won’t be back until Tuesday, but as next week is the 4th Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, you’ll still have some things to read starting Monday!
Do you have fun weekend plans?
Definitely springtime here in New Mexico – the winds haven’t stopped in weeks. We don’t get the “April Showers” that other states get (nor do we get flowers) but we do get lots of sunshine. This week I’m working on another seekrit design in shades of grey.
I love this yarn, the colors are so spring-stormy with their tonal greys and a hint of purple. Graphic textural changes and simple lace patterns will bring out the best in this yarn I think and I can’t wait to show you how this design turns out! Although, you’ll have to wait till later this fall
Linking up with Tami! What are you working on this week? Do you get rainstorms where you live or is spring something else entirely?
I finished the most recent Viking Helmet the other day and it’s about to be on it’s way to it’s new owner!
All of my Vikings thus far have been brunettes, this is the first blonde one and I hope that it matches the wearer’s natural hair color. The beard is detachable, hopefully that will ensure that it gets tons of wear!
I also finished something else and now it’s all blocked and pretty and will be making it’s reveal soon!
Linking up with Tami as usual! What did you finish this week?
As I’m sure you know that I’ve been working on a design with some Sweet Fingering yarn from Candy Skein. That design is now finished and we’d love to offer a KAL for it!
Sweet Summer is a small shawl that uses only 1 skein of Sweet Fingering (438 yds). It’s great for a first shawl project or something to use up those gorgeous single skeins you have in your stash. It features basic knit and purl stitches with simple increases and yarn overs. Textural changes reveal a graphic sun ray pattern branching into an easy lace border meant to mimic the way light and heat radiate from the sun’s surface.
- Start Date: April 15, 2013
- End Date: May 15, 2013
- The KAL will be held in SillyLittleLady’s Group
- Coupon Code for 20% off the Ravelry pattern and 15% off yarn from Candy Skein: sweetsummerkal
- The coupon code will be valid until April 16th for those participating in the KAL
- There will be a giveaway package mailed to one lucky winner chosen by random number generator of those who link pictures of a finished project by May 16th to the Pattern Projects.
Please play along on Instagram! Take a picture of your yarn, wip, anything about the KAL and tag both @candyskein and @thesillylittlelady along with the tag #sweetsummerkal.
All members who produce a finished shawl will be entered to win a giveaway package, just don’t forget to link it to the pattern page on Ravelry so that I can enter you!
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Tagged candy skein, design, giveaway, kal, knit along, knitting, pattern, shawl, shawlette, sweet fingering, sweet summer rays
Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m posting a bit later than normal, I hope that’s ok, I do want to share one of the many projects I’ve been working on lately, or at least pieces of it.
The project from last week, being worked in Candy Skein Sweet Fingering in the Honey colorway is now on my blocking mats (play mats found at Target).
I wanted to use up as much of the skein as possible and although I tried to put in one too many rows and had to tink back two rows of hundreds of stitches in order to have enough to bind off, I finally have done the binding off! This isn’t considered an FO just yet, because of the blocking and end-weaving, but Tami and I have exciting things planned for this piece!
Joining in with Tami, as usual. What are you working on this week?