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Showing posts from September, 2012

Oooo what do we have here? BT FALL 12, that's what!

It's another beautiful collection from the in-house design team at Brooklyn Tweed. Y'all know how much I love the work done by Jared Flood and his team. His yarn lines Shelter and Loft look pretty darn good, and I'm kicking myself for not having a skein or two yet to try out.

Well, Mr. Flood and his team over at Brooklyn Tweed have given us a wonderful way to welcome fall (A.K.A knitting season) with 18 mouth-watering designs in the BT FALL 12 collection. The patterns in this collection make such good use of the Shelter yarn brand that you want to buy a few skeins in EVERY color available (or maybe it's just me? )

The first number that caught my eye was the Gelsomina Aran pullover by Veronik Avery. Those traveling stitches at the front, that rich deep blue color, the moss stitch used all over to give such awesome texture! I tell you, I fell head over heels (or needles over yarn?) in love with this pattern.

Oh, and there are cuffs to match this awesome pullover.

I might…

The big 3-0!!

I just turned 30 this week! It's such an odd feeling, being the age you thought was "so old". Now I'm that age, and I feel exactly the same as I did 5 years ago. :)

To celebrate this milestone, and to thank you all for supporting my small knitting business, all items in my shop (and all custom orders) from now till September 30th will be 30% off. Yes, that's 30% off! So get proactive, visit my Etsy Shop and order all your holiday gifts. Use the coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY and help me celebrate!!

Thank you all once again for your support, through encouraging words and purchases. You are all very dear to me.

Have a great week!

PS: And here are some pretty pictures, just because! :)

A "seonmul" long in the making

"Seonmul" is the Korean word for "gift". The scarf in this week's post is a gift for my dad. I started this scarf in February 2011 but I quickly lost interest in it, mainly because it was all black and I wanted to knit with color. Fast forward to June 2011 when my parents came to visit us. I pulled out the scarf again and quickly started knitting, hoping to be done before they left so they could take it with them. That also did not happen.

The scarf went back to the WIP abyss until last month, when I felt so bad that I had let this scarf slide for almost a year and a half. With gritted teeth, I wallowed through the last half of the scarf with the help of many Korean drama episodes (which is why I know the word for gift in the Korean language) and finally finished it! Whew! Oh, but the story is not over. I soaked the scarf and got ready to block...and left the scarf in a bucket for about 5 days. Not good!  I finally blocked it and let it lie around for two more …

Bright Green is in!!

At least, I'd like to think so. Because I love this cowl and the Malabrigo Chunky yarn that I used for knitting it. The Ariosa Broken Rib Cowl by Emmy Coplea is one of the simplest and most exquisite patterns I've ever had the pleasure of knitting, and I'm quite in love with it. The pattern is a broken rib worked in the round, and the finished product looks so stunning you wouldn't believe it was hand knit. This cowl is now available in my Etsy shop here.

As is usual with me, I'm including a million pictures (ok, not really) so you can also see how beautiful this cowl is. I'll definitely be making more of them.

Thanks to Lilia and Irene of LivedStories for the gorgeous pictures. I can't stop looking at them. Have a great week everyone, and remember, it's already HUMP DAY! The weekend will be here before you know it. :)