Monday, September 9, 2013

Harvest Fling

New pattern today, folks!  I really adore this one.  Harvest Fling is a crescent shawl knitted from the bottom up, with simple short row shaping on the stockinette portion.  It's knit from one skein of Sun Valley Fibers MCN Lace in Olive Grove.  This yarn is luscious.  It's both a pleasure to knit and to wear.

And I have to thank my friend Erica for writing a fabulous pattern blurb for it:

It’s that time of year.  Change is in the air. 
This shawl is the perfect addition to keep you
Warm as the sun sets earlier. 
Reminding you of your first love...cashmere!

Please be aware that the lace portion of Harvest Fling is available with charted instructions only.  It's available for $6.00. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hitch is now available for pre-order!

Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock is now available for pre-order! Pre-orders come with a lovely cabled cowl bonus pattern from Stephannie Tallent inspired by Rear Window.

Keep an eye out in the Hitch Ravelry group for announcements about the blog tour, giveaways, reviews, and Knit-a-longs!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Personal knitting

One thing I really miss as a designer is knitting for myself and for family and friends.  I generally manage to knit something for the big life events, or a quick pair of socks, but overall, there's not a lot of personal knitting going on.

I've decided to try something new.  Weekends off.  On the weekend I can knit whatever the hell I want.  It sounds so exciting that I now have a list of must-knits.  First up is a dress my best friend's baby.  It's a belated first birthday gift.  Belated because there just isn't much point in knitwear in Texas in the warmer months.  So, I'm making her a little dress for this fall/winter.

Nova from Petite Purls.
Those gorgeous colors are Athena and Sugar in Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply. I'm going to make it with cap sleeves so she can wear it a little longer in the warm Texas spring.

I'm so excited that I'm actually a little giddy!