I believe I promised you a new hat pattern before the winter was over. And since we've just now gotten our first properly cold days and bits of snow, this seems like the perfect time to bring these out. Penchant is now available on ravelry! And yes, there are totally two versions of the hat. The whole time I was working the first one I kept thinking 'you know, if you shifted the decreases over just a tiny bit, you'd get a totally different look.' So, I did. And that one tiny change led to a whole new hat, so [...]
Complect (plus giveaway)
The pattern for Complect, the lovely twisty cabled socks, is now up on ravelry. I'm smitten with them, so I'm going to indulge in some pictures, then we'll do that useful information thing (complete with handy dandy yarn giveaway, so do read on). These hit that perfect knitter sweet spot for me...there is enough going on to keep your interest, but not so much that they're hard. They are appealing to both guys and girls. And they work in a bunch of yarns (the pattern is written for gauges of 7, 8, and 9 stitches per inch, so you've got [...]
The Sock You Cannot See
I'm working on some socks for The Boy (compensation for his efforts in the giant book shipping extravaganza that he's about to participate in). I'm using a lovely brown yarn with subtle hints of green and red. It is lovely, and in the right light you can see all the glorious tints and shades it has to offer. In the wrong light, you cannot. It's Cleveland, it's December. The right light is hard to come by. This picture does not do it justice at all. But it's knitting. I've been skimping on the knitting of late, and for the love [...]
Wow! You guys are awesome. Enough of you showed up that you crashed the server. The Boy has done some frantic typing (and I have done some helpful swearing) and thing seem to be back on track (slow, but working). If you're still having problems, get in touch and we'll get it sorted out. Thanks guys, I'm totally blown away by your excitement! The presale starts today! You can get the book right here, or just click on the giant picture of the book's cover below to be taken directly to the right spot. Just a few tiny bits [...]
Once, long ago, I took a weekend trip. It was cold, so I made a hat. I had a tiny bit of yarn left, so I made some very very wee cuffs to go with it. Then, as is the way with knitted things, I wore the heck out of them. They've been used for four winters, and they are showing some serious signs of wear. But, this isn't all bad. I've been having great fun reworking and re-releasing old patterns. I've always wanted the mitts to be a bit taller, and I've been feeling the need for a hat [...]
Ok, important stuff first (but do read to the end, I've got yarn to give away). This is Lucent. It's a marvelous little hat and cuff set. It was a Woolen Rabbit club pattern back in the fall. Ever since it came out, I've had oodles of folks asking when it could be theirs. I don't blame them for being impatient (I've been eager to have this one out in the world too), and I'm delighted to say that the wait is over. The pattern is now available. I adore this set. The starburst is unreasonably fun to knit (and [...]
I'm delighted to announce that Marooned is out and ready for your needles. These are the socks I worked on while we visited San Francisco this summer (yes, yes I did bring a sock blocker with me in my suitcase) and took pictures of at the beach. I confess, I'm unreasonably pleased with them! Well, I'm delighted with the socks themselves (how could I not be), but the unreasonable glee is all coming from the pattern. While I like my socks thick and smooshy (these are made with String Theory's Merino DK and so are super thick), I know not [...]
May I present Ne'er-Do-Well Knits: Make a Little Trouble. You guys have watched the patterns in this one come together over the last year or so, and you have not been shy about asking when they would be out (especially those cabled socks on the front, they seem to be a fave). I kept saying 'fall' and 'soon,' and you were very gracious about waiting. Well there's no need to wait any more. You can get the book now. I am doing a little preorder, but it's only for three days. During those three days, you'll get three dollars off [...]
New Pattern, Ameliorate (Plus Coupon)
ameliorate: verb -to make better or more tolerable Every now and then, I hear from someone who says they like my designs...they just wish I put them out more frequently. Now my first response is to be flattered. That's actually a lovely thing to say. My second response is a tiny bit less charming. As of today, I've got 93 designs listed over on Ravelry. The first one came out in March of 2009. That's 93 designs in 44 months, or a bit over 2 a month. That's an average of one every other week, for more than three and [...]
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