Friday, July 25, 2014

Enchanted Knits 2014

There's a new magazine from Interweave Press called 
that includes two of my designs!

The first is called A Hunger for Rampion and is inspired by the 
story of Rapunzel.

Front
Back
The sweater has a lace section at the upper front that repeats at the sleeve cuffs. The cascading cables are like Rapunzel's tresses, of course. The lovely yarn is Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK. 

My other design is Hervor's Undermittens.
This one is the original sample in Cascade 220 Sport,
but you will see that we used Rowan Felted Tweed for the magazine mittens.
These mittens are a colorwork workout and have a jaunty little scalloped edge.

If you haven't gotten your hands on a copy of Enchanted Knits, which is hot off the press, have a look at mine and all the other designs included on the Ravelry pages for lots more info.




I hope you'll try them!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Knit Fit 2014 Class List Up!

If you need some fun in November, be sure to check out the 
Knit Fit Class List!

I will be teaching two cables classes--

Put A Cable On It!
&
Shapely Cables

Read all about it here

Signups start August 1 and this event is in Ballard (Seattle).

I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Wanda Nell #5

I've been working on the Bare Naked Wools sweater for the past couple of weeks, but today the heat wave set in and I needed something lighter to work on for a bit. I got the hankering for a Wanda Nell! Yes, I know I've made four of her already, but there's always room for more. She's my favorite sock yarn game!

I happily searched my sock yarn stash and found these two.
This is Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Addiction in Walk in the Woods and Stormy Day. You might think they wouldn't play well together...

...but look! So far, so good. Very good.

Of course, while visiting the stash I found other playmates.

Like this Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Strawberry Lemonade and this Claudia Hand Painted in Tropicana.
Very playful! They're having a wrestling match, in fact.

Also found this Cascade Heritage in color #5615 and more Claudia in Caribbean Blue.
Dreamy!

This picture does not do this pair the least bit of justice, but trust me. This Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Willow and this Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Baltic Sea look like they came from the same womb...er...dye pot. They were meant to be!

Well, it looks like I have my Wanda Nell #5, #6, #7, and #8 all lined up. Job done.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Birthday Sale!

Hi!

I just bound off the shawl collar on the test model of a new cabled cardigan pattern to be released in the Figheadh line this fall. I'm feeling generous!

It's also my birthday tomorrow, so as a party favor I want you to have a discount on my patterns all weekend. My only request is that you use the newsletter signup form just to the right and down a little over there and sign up. You can't miss it. See the one with the unusually large type? Yeah, I didn't fix it before I copy/pasted and maybe that's good!?!

I already sent the e-mail with the code, so I'll give it to you tomorrow. 

I gotta go finish watering the garden and then I'm off for a walk...and then more knitting. Of course.