Saturday, November 27, 2010

Yarn on the House

How could I have missed mentioning this in my blog before! I was featured in Veronika's blog AND we did a video interview together. I haven't watched the video yet, but everyone says I did great!

There are still a few days before the drawing. I am giving away lots of yarn and the Julian Vest pattern.

Ruffled Sunhat Pattern

Before packaging up the romper and hat to be shipped off this afternoon I just had to do a quick photoshoot with Reid in the hat. I'm going to hang on to these until his senior yearbook >:) Doesn't he look just darling.

I also wrote up the pattern for the hat and its now up for sale on Ravelry

Friday, November 26, 2010

Reid's Romper in the Pheobe Colorway

Gosh I just love how this colorway has knit up. I always like knitting my own colorways as it gives me good insight into my color placement and repeat.

The hat is a top down pattern I made up, maybe one day I will write it out. Its super easy. The hat is going to be a surprise. I had a bunch of yarn left over and I just thought it would look totally adorable on the little girl.

Top down view of the hat

Monday, November 22, 2010

New and Exciting

The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. I finished knitting two versions of the Charlotte Collection; a tunic and a sweater. I wrote up the pattern for said collection and have sent out copies for testers to work on.

For the sweater option I went with a 50/50 silk merino blend dyed in shades of lilac. The yarn has incredible sheen and drape and is baby soft. Perfect for a holiday dress. I think the satin ribbon ties the look together.

For the tunic I went with the same yarn base but in a different color. The emerald green is absolutely stunning.

I hope that the testers can get through the pattern in the coming few weeks and then the pattern will be up for sale on Ravelry. I have also began working on two additional patterns. One is a modification to the romper, and another is a quick and easy cabled sweater.

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Colorway!

I'm so excited how this colorway turned it, I envisioned something bright bold and beautiful and I got exactly that! I'm calling it 'Electric Rainbow' and its fantastic.

I have so many ideas and so many things in the works. I wish I had more time and more hands to get it all done.
The dress pattern is coming along nicely. I have sent it off to my testers this week. I imagine that there will be many revisions in the coming weeks. I still need to finish the sweater option, but sadly I cannot find my size 5DPNs and magic looping is not working well with the teeny sleeves. So hopefully today I can pickup some new needles for myself.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend Knits

What a busy and fun filled weekend we had.

Saturday we ran from a birthday party to a lantern walk at Elliot's preschool. I managed to finish one glove on Friday day, then the next glove was done on Saturday. To my dismay I realized that the gauge on my second glove was much tighter than on my first, so I had to redo the first glove to make it snugger.
Then on Sunday we went hiking and I cast on for the lacy Julian hat. I got most of the hat done during the drive to and from the hike and then finished it off Sunday night.

The yarn was absolutely amazing to knit with and has reignited my love for handspun yarn. Last week I also made a matching feather and fan cowl/scarf but haven't had a chance to photograph it yet.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chickadee Overalls

Here is another pattern I have been asked about over and over again and so I finally decided to write up the instructions.
These overalls are knit in a top-down fashion, starting with the chest panel/bib, when the panel is finished additional stitches are cast on for the body of the overalls.
The pattern features back straps, buttonholes, a pocket option, and a gathered area in the back.
Perfect for all times of year, just change the inseam and you can go from shorts to long pants.

The body features ample short rows to accommodate diaper bulk.

A wide range of sizes from newborn to 2T makes this a versatile and great fitting pattern.