Patterns Released

Quatrefoil Shawl

My most recent pattern is out!  It’s in the Summer 2017 issue of Cast On (and it made the cover!)

Quatrefoil Shawl is an Estonian lace inspired shawl loaded with nupps and star stitches.  I had a lot of fun designing it (and writing the accompanying article as well!)

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I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Knitting!

FO Posts, Teaching, WiP Posts

FO Friday

I have a finished object to show you! My Dr Who socks are done!  I’m pretty happy with them (I matched the start of the stripes up perfectly!)  The heel could fit better, but they’re good enough. 🙂

And I’m working on my cardigan still. Both sleeves are done and I’ve started on the body!

I’m not sure if I’ll do waist shaping or not, we’ll see. I’m doing the non-colorwork portion flat, and might do the colorwork portion flat as well, I’ll decide when I get to it. I’ve added ‘faux’ side seam purl stitches on each side – I added those after the ribbing portion. I have a couple other mods as well, I’ll list those in detail in a later post.  BTW, this yarn is heavenly to work with! The Copper Corgi Jones Street Sport yarn. Scrumptious!

I had a ball teaching this past weekend at Unwind Getaway in Blowing Rock. My classes were fun to teach and full of lovely people that it was a pleasure to get to know!  A weekend I won’t forget!

I’ll be teaching at the Georgia Fiber Fest this coming September in Columbus, GA. Maybe I’ll see some of you there?

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

WiP Posts

WiP Wednesday

Look at that – I actually have a couple somethings to show you!

I’m working on a pair of plain socks (with afterthought heels) as my ‘mindless knitting’ – and they’re a good ways done.

The yarn is Knit Picks Felici in colorway ‘Time Traveler’ (it’s supposed to be the colors of the 4th Doctor’s scarf!)

I recently bought some scrumptious Copper Corgi Jones Street Sport yarn to do a cardigan with. I was going to design something, but I’m kind of in ‘design burnout’ right now, so I decided to find a pattern to use that fit my criteria (cardigan or easily converted to such, colorwork at hem or yoke). I found the perfect pattern in ‘Rusty‘ by Steinunn Birna Guojonsdottir.

I’m planning on only steeking the yoke, and adding some waist shaping. But I fell in love with the colorwork flowers and think it will be perfect.

As you can see I only *just* started it, lol. 🙂

Hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released, Teaching

New Pattern, DC trip and sickness

Hello all!  So sorry for my long absence – I was pretty sick all of last week, so I was unable to post an update.  Now I’m feeling much better, so I can get that update to you!

I had wonderful students for my 2 classes at the Carolina Fiber Festival!  Both classes went very well, and hopefully my students enjoyed themselves and learned some things. 🙂  My next teaching appearances will be on April 22 and May 6th at Baskets of Yarn – teaching ‘Sweater Basics’, and at the Unwind Retreat in Blowing Rock April 28 – May 1.  I hope to see you at one or the other (or both!)

I have a new pattern out!  Light the Torches Socks are in the newest edition of Cast On magazine – I hope you like them!  They were lots of fun to design and knit.

They are knit toe up, in 2 colors, with a round toe and afterthought heels.

I’m finishing up my most recent design – a lace shawl.  It’s turned out lovely, I’m quite excited about it.  It’ll be in the Summer issue of Cast On, along with my article on Estonian Lace.  Keep your eyes open for my other lace shawl to be published around June as well – I’m excited about that one, too!  This summer is going to be a summer of lace for me. 🙂

We spent the last week in March in Washington DC for an award my husband had won at his work.  We had a wonderful time, and were lucky enough to see the cherry trees in bloom!  The highlight of our trip had to be getting a private tour of the Capitol Building and getting to sit on the House floor.  Running a close second was our private dinner at the Air and Space museum – it was so nice touring the museum with so few people!  (And the food was excellent as well!)

 

Well, that’s it from me for now!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Teaching

Upcoming Classes

Hi everyone!

Carolina Fiber Fest is coming up in a week!  Who’s coming?  I’m teaching ‘A Sampling of Short Rows’ and ‘Finishing School’ – both on Saturday.  My short row class is one where we learn a ton of different techniques to perform short rows.  It’s a pretty fun class!  And Finishing School is a new class of mine where we learn a few different basic seaming techniques.  It should be a fun class as well!  Register here for classes – I hope you see you there!

I also have another new class I’m teaching locally at Baskets Of Yarn – ‘Sweater Basics’.  It’ll be on April 22 and May 6.  In this class we’ll knit a small teddy bear sweater to learn the basics of knitting sweaters!  You’ll learn the importance of gauge, basic sweater shapes, how to follow a sweater pattern, and finally – how to seam your sweater!  I’m just finishing up the sweater sample now, so I’ll post a photo of it next week once I have it all done – it’s super cute!  You can register for this class here.

As soon as I get the sample sweater done I have to get started on my next design to be published in the Summer issue of Cast On – I just got the yarn today and I have about a month to get it done (a lace shawl) – so I’m going to be one busy knitter here the next few weeks! 🙂

Until next time, Happy Knitting!  (And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) 🙂