Designing, WiP Posts

WiP Wednesday 4/18/18

Hi all!

I am getting closer to having my squishy rib socks done, so I’m hoping to have the pattern ready to release in about a month or so. Pending all the other knitting that gets in the way, that is!

Spring is kinda, sorta, trying to arrive here? It’s changing its mind so much that I’m not really sure! But, in anticipation of warmer weather, I am casting on my linen lace yarn that I got from Claudia’s Handpainted Yarns at Dallas – and I’m starting a Vitamin D cardigan. I never  jumped on the bandwagon with this pattern back when it was so popular, but seeing (and trying on!) the sample Claudia had in her booth of it knit out of her linen lace – it was irresistible.

I am also swatching, swatching, swatching!!  There are two new submission calls out that are really calling to me, so I’m busy swatching for those two, and there’s also the brand new Cast On sub call that just went out, so I’m trying to come up with design ideas for that one as well. I may not have time to get very far with my Vitamin D cardi! lol!

Close up of a design swatch. I won’t tell you what this will be – it’s a secret!! 😉

Anyway – short post from me today – but that’s what’s on my needles this week!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

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WiP Wednesday 3/14/18

Happy Wednesday everyone, and Happy Pi Day! I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying warm – yikes, what an almost-spring we are having this year!

I finished up my socks for the upcoming issue of Cast On and got those sent off, yay! Now I’m whipping up another pair, this time to self publish. I love having socks on the needles, and decided I didn’t want just plain socks on my needles this time, so I came up with a new design and I’m writing the pattern for them as I work them up. I’m using some yummy Copper Corgi sock yarn I got about a year ago or so for these. They are turning out really soft and squishy! Stay tuned in the next couple months for the pattern for these…

I was on the Cheers to Ewe show yesterday morning, did you catch me? If not, you can watch the episode on the Cheers to Ewe YouTube channel here. I had a lot of fun being on the show! 🙂

I have LOTS of new classes on the schedule at Cheers to Ewe, too! You can see the whole shop class schedule here, or you can see just my schedule with my nifty new calendar over to the right! Another offering of the Learn to Fix your Knitting Mistakes class is out there, as well as socks, and Needle Tatting and Beaded purses and all kinds of neat stuff! If you’re in the area you should definitely check it out!

If you’re not in the area, well – I do travel!! Maybe you’ll be able to catch me near you sometime soon. 🙂 I’ll be at the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Festival in just a couple of weeks now (eek! My first teaching appearance where I’ve flown to the venue!) I’ll be a volunteer teacher during Masters Day on Thursday, and then I’m taking a couple of classes with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Franklin Habit. I am beyond excited! I hear lots of wonderful things about the DFWFF – so I’m really pumped to be going to it this year! I’ll be sure to blog during the event to keep you all up to date.

Then later in April I am teaching at Unwind Getaway in Blowing Rock – my second year teaching there, and I am really looking forward to that – it was so much fun last year!

Anyhoo, that’s it from me for today! Until next time, Happy Knitting! (And be sure to have some pie today!)

 

 

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Indie Designer Gift A Long (GAL) 2016!

The Indie Designer GAL starts TONIGHT!  Who’s ready?
graphic-master-logo-800-600x600What is the Indie Designer GAL?
It’s a once a year event where knitters and crocheters and designers participate in holiday gift-giving knit a-longs and crochet a-longs.  There is a sale portion of the event, which runs from 8pm tonight through midnight Nov 30th.  A portion of each participating designer’s patterns are on sale during that time for 25% off.  (There are 335 participating designers this year!)  The KAL/CAL portion runs from 8pm tonight through midnight December 31st.  There are prizes and fun and games galore!  Any non-free pattern from participating designers are eligible for prizes.  It all takes place over here in the Indie Design Gift A Long group on Ravelry.

I’m super excited to be a participating designer this year!  I found out about the event last year, but at that time I didn’t have enough published patterns to participate.  How cool is it that this year I have more than enough patterns to be able to participate?  (I think it’s pretty cool!)

gal2016-photoFrom 8pm (EST) November 22 to midnight November 30, here are the patterns I will be offering at 25% off.  Just enter ‘giftalong2016’ as a coupon code when you check out!
Flare and Square Scarf
Moissanite Shawl
Playbook Sweater Vest
Winding Roads Aran Hat
Turritella Socks
Graphite Socks
May Day Flower Socks
Leaf & Trellis Socks
Autumn Wheat Socks
Pavo Socks
William’s Socks

I hope you’ll join me in the fun and games!

Happy Knitting!  And gifting!!