Out in the World

I just wanted to share with you guys today my little inclusion in the latest Yarnwise Magazine!

My Bearded Viking Helmet was included in their Indie Patterns section with some fabulous company and I am totally thrilled!

I haven’t been able to find a copy of the magazine in my new state, but if you’ve seen it check out pages 56 and 57 to see some Strange Knits.

Yarnwise is a UK based magazine, but even if you’re in the states that can be found in some retailers that sell magazines along with Twitter and Facebook.


Giveaway Winner!

I want to thank everyone who entered my latest giveaway!  I really enjoy running these and am not quite sure why I don’t do them more often…I’ll try to have them more frequently 😀IMG_7456

Without further distraction, the winner is Kate!  I’ll be sending you an email shortly to get your address!

Again, thank you all for entering and I promise to be back tomorrow with something knitterly 🙂

It’s Friday!

Yesterday we woke to a little bit of snow outside, a rarity in Albuquerque, and while I’m ready for warm, colorful weather, the snow was a pretty thing to see.IMG_7618

While taking pictures of the snow in the backyard, I also snuck a few of my studio, or at least the window furnishings (and maybe a coming design on my dress form).IMG_7627

Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to enter my giveaway! Today’s the last day!

WIP Wednesday: More Stuff I Can’t Really Show You

Happy Wednesday!  It’s been a productive week around these parts what with a pattern release on Monday and the Giveaway ending on Friday (don’t forget to enter), and all the seekrit stuff happening too.IMG_7566

I’m working on a few designs for an upcoming collection right now so I can’t show too much (not that I have too much to show currently) but I can tell you that it’s a fun process!IMG_7565

Linking up with Tami, as usual!  What are you working on this week?

New Pattern: Fresh Chroma Slouch

I have a new pattern for you all today!  Let me introduce the colorful, the cozy, the quick: Fresh Chroma!IMG_7414

Winter is about to that point where the grey and dreary days are getting old, I want color and new life but while the weather can’t get me that yet, my yarns certainly can.  IMG_7413

Using just about half a skein of Malabrigo’s new Rastita yarn in each of the bright colorways, this hat is a great one for a quick, satisfying project. There are so many great colors to choose from, I think a more muted palette would look fantastic too!  And did I mention how incredibly soft this yarn is? I want to sleep with it (not in a gross way, just a I-want-all-the-yarn-cuddles kind of way).IMG_7411

The stranded color work comes with a simple chart and would be great practice for someone just dipping their toes into the color world but wouldn’t bore experienced color workers either.  IMG_7415

More details can be found on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy!

New Updates to Old Patterns

The past few days I’ve been learning a new program and making a new pattern template and style sheet.  All of my old patterns have been re-done with the new template, charts have been reworked, words have been slightly changed.  Nothing has been dramatically altered, you’re still able to make the same project, it just all makes more sense now, and we want patterns to make sense yea?Pattern overview

Now they’re more user-friendly, more consistent and pretty too!

Both the Craftsy and Ravelry shops have been updated with these new editions, so if you have an old one feel free to “upgrade” and if you haven’t tried one yet, please do!