Maybe You’ve Noticed…

You may have noticed some changes around my web presence lately.  Namely, the addition of new photographs for many of my patterns!

A few weeks ago when I had that adventure at Garden of the Gods doing some climbing and what not, a photographerasked if he could take pictures of us on our last climbs of the day.  Sure, why not?

my last ascent of the first day in Garden of the Gods

When I emailed him to request the photos he had taken he responded not only with the photos, but with an offer to take some product photos for me!

Clockwise from top left: The Green T Top, an unreleased pattern, Over-Under Fingerless Mitts, Deep Waters and Starlit Skies Shrug

Don’t they look stunning?  I absolutely love them and hope that they’ll boost my business and put my shop and designs in the right direction.

Clockwise from top left: Knick Knack Knucks, Tie-front Cabled Bolero, A Scholarly cardigan and the long-eared beanie with pompoms

Musical Monday #3

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend, I spent mine setting up a new store location and our grand opening is tomorrow (translation: I have a job).  So it was a busy one, but all in all, it was good.

This week I’m sharing with you a song that reminds us all to sleep a bit, our dreams can be great adventures 😀  If you want to participate in Musical Monday, share your links in the comments!

Gone in the Morning by Newton Faulkner

Braided Slouch Pattern Release!

I have a new pattern for you today!

Remember that orange one I teased you with and requested test knitters for?  It’s been test-knit and the kinks worked out and I really love all of the results I have seen.

The Braided Slouch

A simple textured braid with an interesting decrease method makes this hat engaging to knit as well as fashionable to wear.  The extra-slouchy nature allows this hat to be an easy fit for most head-sizes.  Using just 1 skein of most sock-yarns, it’s the perfect project to help you work through your stash or perhaps sample that new skein you’ve had your eyes on for ages.

Freshy brought it to my attention that the yarn originally called for in the pattern, Colinette Jitterbug, is no longer distributed in the US but I recommend you look at the other yarns that were used and see the results of similar materials and wpis to find a suitable substitute!

Sizes: One size fits most adult heads

Materials

US #2 Circular Needles, 16 inch

US #5 Circular Needles, 16 inch and DPNs

Cable needle

Stitch Marker

1 Skein of Jitterbug from Colinette Yarns (100% merino, 291 m)

Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch in k2, p2 rib stitch on size 2 needles (row gauge is not important)

Necessary Skills: Knitting, purling, decreasing, cabling

*I want to thank my wonderful test-knitters Freshy, Sims, Hannayt, Angoska

WIP Wednesday: Some Progress and News!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

All of the projects I have going right now (3 of them! Eek!  I usually try to stay somewhat monogamous with my knitting…) have made some progress this week although not much to show I guess.

The yellow Malabrigo had a needle malfunction and is not being knit on straights.  I don’t knit with straights often, and they feel weird in my hands but I do want to get this done at some point in the future and this is the way to do it!

small waves of sunshine and clouds

The sweater is almost at the pattern-change point, and the new design is off to a fresh albeit slightly delayed start because of the other projects.

And this news?

I’m releasing the Braided Slouch Pattern tomorrow!  So keep your eyes open for the latest pattern from SillyLittleLady 🙂

If you’re interested in more WIP Wednesdays, visit Tami’s blog to read more!

Musical Monday #2

Today I’m sharing with you a song by a man who is somewhat of an acquired taste?  I don’t many people who liked him right off the bat, but once you listen to him once you’re curious for more, and the more you have, the more you love.  Kind of like Boba Tea…those little tapioca pearls are a trip at first but addictive after the first drink!

A Ribbon by Davendra Banhart

If you’d like to participate put your links in the comments!

Swatching and Scheming and Sketching

I don’t have an FO for you again today, instead I have another CO!

Instead of let myself get down about those potential-job related things that I mentioned that didn’t pan out, I’m finally working on a new design that’s been in my head for ages now.

necessary mug and waterbottle in the back, business in the front

This morning saw much of the scheming, sketching and math-ing that goes along with designing knitting patterns but I have to admit, I’m very excited about this one!  So stay tuned, you’ll see more in the future I’m sure 😉

What are you working on today?

WIP Wednesday: KISS

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I was having some difficulties with the Malabrigo lace project that I keep teasing you with and so I put it down for a while (“a while” means for an evening, didn’t even make it 24 hours before I had to pick it up again) to try and let the creative juices flow and magic to happen.

I decided that I was trying to make it too difficult and it wasn’t necessary to whip out complicated patterns and numbers to prove to the knitting and designing world that I’m capable and instead I’ve opted to Keep It Simple Silly (yes, yes, I know how that acronym usually ends, but, I mean, I am Silly Little Lady afterall).

today is the morning after the rain, can you sense that in the photo?

The shawlette/scarf is plugging along whenever I have the time to knit on it some and I gotta say, I am very pleased with this simplicity and awesomeness that is unfolding.  As I’ve mentioned before, this will also need test knitters sometime in the hopefully-near future and if you’re interested in helping me out, drop me a line!

Wanna see more WIPs?  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to read other yarny adventures!