Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Some Yarn-y Goodness

It's no secret that I love yarn. My stash bears testament to this fact, as do the numerous hours I spend each week looking for good deals on yarn. I recently made some lovely yarn purchases and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. I bought some of them from WEBS and others from some lovely fellow knitters on Ravelry. So here they are. I'll try to put the yarns next to the pattern I have in mind for them. Let's see how this goes.

The first up is the Mirasol Tupa yarn in Purple, which I hope to use for the Chiton Pullover by Melissa Wehrle. I love the pattern style, and I'm ready to knit a real clothing item for myself. I'm terrible at sewing and this pattern is knit in the round with no seaming required, so I think I actually might end up making the blouse. :)

I've been meaning to try out Berroco Vintage yarn, and so when my friend Elf placed an order for my Fall Breeze Shawl, I thought "Why not"? So here is some Berroco Vintage in Buttercream (yum yum!), and a picture of the Fall Breeze Shawl that I designed. Woo-hoo!

I also got some more Manos del Uruguay Wool Classica to make more versions of my Red Sheila scarf. The colorways are Mermaid and Caribe. I've already started knitting a sample in the Mermaid colorway. It's so beautiful.

Next is some luscious Malabrigo lace in Purple Mystery, which I'm planning to use for Annis by Susanna IC, for a certain someone with initials KB. I want it to be a surprise.

Hold on, hold on. Just two more. I have another Malabrigo lace yarn in the Cactus Flower colorway, which I can't wait to use for the Citron pattern by Hilary Smith Callis.

And finally, I have some Jaggerspun Zephyr, which is 50% wool, 50% silk in their Admiral Blue colorway. This yarn will make a lovely Geodesic Cardigan, by Connie Chang Chinchio. 


I hope you enjoyed my yarn tales as much as I did. Next week, hopefully the finished Fallberry Mitts. :)

PS: Just for fun, here's some Berroco Vintage in Sunny colorway for my friend Zeina Newman. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tease me, tease me, tease me baby

Yes, I ripped my post title from the Chaka Demus and Pliers 1993 song "Tease Me". But it IS pretty fitting for today's post. I have two teaser pictures of new patterns I've been working on, and a picture of Anne Hanson's Fallberry Mitts which I'm currently knitting for my friend Alyssa.

I'm hoping to submit the two new patterns to KnitPicks as I think their new Tonal Worsted yarn line would be great for the patterns.

DISCLAIMER: My photographer is still indisposed and I still haven't managed to buy my own fancing SLR camera, so these are pictures using my phone. I apologize for the bad quality. I'll make it up to you all soon with some drool-worthy pictures.


I'm almost done with one of the Fallberry Mitts. My goal is to finish them this coming weekend so Alyssa gets them next week.

That's A LOT of pink isn't it? Anyway, that's all I have for you this week. I hope to have more exciting stuff and fun pictures next week.

PS: If you are a winner in the giveaway, please contact me ASAP so we can make plans for your lovely knitted gift. I'm ordering some yarn and would to batch order and save on shipping.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pink Anthropologie-like scarf

My friend Stacey D. asked for one of these, the Anthro-Inspired Scarflet by Kim Seio. It's a lovely, lovely pattern and I had a great time knitting this scarf. The yarn I used was Waterlily by Classic Elite Yarns, Color #1919. It was beautiful to knit with and the finished scarf is so soft. I hope Stacey likes it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Free Pattern - Pretty Little Thing

I was hoping to get a foot in the designing door by offering one of my patterns for sale on Ravelry. Unfortunately it's been one year and no one has taken the bait yet. I guess there are hundreds of thousands of patterns available on the site and my pattern got lost in the lot. Anyway, I'm offering the pattern for free now on Ravelry. The pattern is "Pretty Little Thing", a scarf that includes some little feminine details to make any lady feel like the pretty little thing they are. Pictures are by Irene of livedstories, and the model is my lovely MIL, Evelyne.