Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015

Here we are, at the end of another year. I feel good about 2015:

  • after being solely self-employed for a year and a half, I got a job that I really like at LSU;
  • I generally have the house in the state I want it in, meaning we've got appropriate furniture, I've painted everything except the insides of our closets (dread), there are me-made curtains on all the windows, and I feel like everything is stylish and well-put together (mostly this all means that I'm no longer embarrassed to invite people over to our house. Geez Louise it's tough to make a new house how you want it.);
  • I made real strides in the knitting world this year, and I feel like a real, legitimate designer with at least a bit of name recognition, and;
  • I turned 30. Not sure if this is something to really feel good about, but it's a thing that happened. 
My 2015 knitting goals were: to have 5 third-party publication acceptances, including one out of Interweave Knits, Pompom Quarterly, and/or Twist Collective; to self-publish 20 patterns; and to have 5 patterns as part of the Knit Picks Independent Designers' Program. 

I made some goals, missed others. I'm really proud to say that I had 12 third-party acceptances in 2015, including one out of my specific three publishers. 

I made my self-publishing goal when I was still completely self-employed, so I'm giving myself a pass on not making that one, because it's a lot harder to knit all the time when you have to go to work. I self-published 12 patterns. That's not bad at all. 

I have three patterns in the Knit Picks program, with a fourth one just about done. That's close enough to five, right?

Overall: great success, and 22 patterns total. 

Here's a recap of everything I published this year. The third-party pubs are in roughly chronological order. The self-pubs are in whatever order the photos fit together. 

Third-Party Pubs April to August: 
Ouverte Tee (Knitscene Summer 2015), Bakdash Jumper (Knit Now Issue 52), Blowing Snow Cardigan (Midwestern Knits Book)

Third-Party Pubs October to November: 
Gnome and Toadstool Scarf (Charmed Collection from Knit Picks), Fair Isle PANTS (Holla Knits Winter 2015), Polka Dot Hat (Knit Now Issue 54)
More November to December: 
Chevron Gift Card Holder and Cabled Gift Card Holder, Celtic Knot Pillow (all three from the Knit Picks website), Locksley (Knittin' Little Winter 2015 Collection) 

Self publications. 
Row 1: Quarter Mile Shorts, Olmsted, Kenner Street Pullover, Water Skaters Cowl
Row 2: Bienville Slipper Socks, Diamond Lattice Mittens, Treillage Mitts, Oilean Hat
Row 3: Tullamore, Lisburn Cowl, LIGHTSABER, Lagniappe Gloves

Here's hoping for an even more successful, productive 2016, filled with lots of knitting! Happy New Year everyone!

(Also, as a thank-you for making this a great year, all patterns in my Ravelry shop are 30% off with coupon code "Hello2016" from now until midnight on January 1.)

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Pattern: Locksley

At the beginning of this month (oopsie, where has the time gone?), the Winter 2015 collection from Knittin' Little debuted. If you're unfamiliar, Knittin' Little is a gorgeous newish website devoted to children's patterns, curated by my invisible internet friend Andrea Sanchez. I was lucky enough to have a pattern accepted for this collection, and I LOVE the way it turned out!

This is Locksley, a stranded pullover with vintage-ski-sweater elements.

How cute is this little kid in this sweater? I just want to snuggle him and then make him some cocoa.

Locksley is knitted from the bottom up in the round with classic drop shoulders. It's got a great big shawl collar for style and warmth. The yarn I used in the sample is Knit Picks Swish Worsted- I sort of feel like I've been knitting my life out of this yarn lately, but that's ok, because it really is great. It's super soft, knits up well, and comes in lots of great colors. 

My idea for this pattern started with the arrows. I knew for certain that I wanted to knit a stranded colorwork pattern, and that it simply must have arrows. Mission accomplished. I love these arrows, and it would be awesome to design some other pieces with them, but time blah blah blah. Add it to the never-ending list. 

This sweater is sized from 6 months up to 12 years. I intended it for little boys, but who am I to force your kids into gender roles? 

6 mo. (12 mo., 18 mo., 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Finished Chest Measurement: 17.5 (19, 20.25, 21.75, 23.25, 24.75, 26.25, 27.75, 30.5)”

Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: 
MC: Dove Heather, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7) skeins 
CC1: Delft Heather 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins 
CC2: Copper Heather 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins

Skills needed: 
Stranded colorwork in the round, reading charts, decreasing within charts, three-needle bind-off, picking up stitches.

Get the pattern for $6 here or here!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gift-A-Long 2015

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long, a hotly anticipated annual event on Ravelry, starts tonight at 7 pm central time.

"Um, I don't know what that is, why should I even care, ugh," you say.

Well, you should care, and here's why. From tonight until midnight on Friday November 27th, you can get 20 of my patterns on Ravelry for 25% off with coupon code giftalong2015. (See my discounted patterns here.) And it's not just me- there are 334 other designers participating this year. That's a lot of potential discounts. After the sale period, KALs will run until December 31st for ALL paid patterns by participating designers, not just the sale patterns. There are tons of prizes, including a copy of Charmed: Whimsical Knitted Accessories donated by yours truly.

In my magical world where I will have tons of free time to knit non-design stuff this Christmas season, I'm totally going to make either Graupel or Marooned socks by Hunter Hammerson, both of which will be discounted this week:

Graupel on the left, Marooned on the right

And Estheray by Annie Watts, which I ordered yarn for last month (not discounted, but it counts as part of the KAL):

And maybe this Hobby Horse for my nephew Simon, because I think it would so cute to watch him run around the yard riding a hobby horse. (Discounted, which is awesome because I've had my eye on this pattern for a year.)

I mean, this is all totally wishful thinking because I have five samples due before the end of the year, and I want to knit a sweater for my husband for Christmas, but I've only done the gauge swatch so far, and I'm halfway through a blanket that I really, really wanted to have done before Thanksgiving. I might end up just buying the patterns while they're discounted and finding time to knit them later.

Had your eye on one of my patterns? Now's the time to get it for 25% off! Patterns! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Giveaway Winner and a Couple New Patterns.

The winner of the sweater pattern from my last post is Tori, aka lilwestie on Ravelry. She's been contacted!

In the past week or two, I've had two new patterns come out, both for accessories. One is a self-published slipper sock pattern, and the other is a polka dot hat in Issue 54 of Knit Now magazine.

These are the Bienville Slipper Socks. They start with a cabled cuff that's knit sideways and seamed, then stitches are picked up around the bottom of the cuff for the sock itself. Knitted in worsted weight yarn, these are quick and make great gifts!

You can get the pattern on Ravelry for just $2 until November 21st.

Next is the Polka Dot Hat (clever name, I know) from Knit Now magazine.

Stranded colorwork doesn't get much easier than this. The hat is worked in two colors of Malabrigo Worsted, one of the lovliest yarns on the planet, and it's topped with a pompom. I love pompoms. A hat is not a hat without a pompom. 

This magazine is available in the UK, but you can get a copy here if you live elsewhere. 

In other news, yesterday was the first day that I wasn't too hot, so I think fall has finally arrived in Louisiana. I opened up the handknits bin this morning, and I'm looking forward to a day of football, knitting, apple cider, and kitty snuggles. Happy Sunday knitters!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I wrote a tutorial for Holla Knits.

Last stop on the Holla Knits Winter Issue blog tour! And yes, I know it's my second stop. I designed a pattern AND wrote an article, so that means I get to go twice.

The Winter issue of Holla Knits features a tutorial I wrote. I've had this article/tutorial in my head for over a year, and I'm really glad that I finally got a chance to write it and publish it where knitters will (hopefully) read it. My article is called Picking Up Stitches: The Sometimes, Always, Never Rule. I talk about picking up stitches (like for a collar or a button band), and I make an analogy between the "sometimes, always, never" rule about buttons on a suit coat and my own personal "sometimes, always, never" rule about which leg of a stitch to pick up a new stitch from. If that sounds complicated, it's actually not, it's just wordy. Anyway. Read my article and go forth, more confident in your knitting decision making! If you're not already a Holla Knits subscriber, you can get a copy of the magazine here so that you, too, can make good choices about picking up stitches. (It also has my AWESOME pattern for Fair Isle PANTS, so there's that incentive, too.)

To celebrate me finally writing something I've meant to since early 2014, let's have a giveaway! You can win one of my patterns that requires picking up stitches for a collar so that you can test out my rule.

Leave a comment before Sunday, November 15th, and you could win one of these sweater patterns, shown top to bottom, left to right:
Electric OasisGhost StoriesBellefonte, Tullamore
Kenner Street Pullover, Over the Fence, Fenwick IslandVistoire,
OlmstedEverett Henley.

Your choice! Tell me which sweater you like best, and be sure to leave me a way to contact you! I'll pick a random winner sometime on Sunday.

If you haven't read the other posts about this collection, here's a blog tour schedule.

Oct 26: Launch Day
Oct 27: The Sweatshop of Love - pattern giveaway
Oct 28: Cosmos and Cashmere - pattern giveaway
Oct 29: Brown Sheep Company Blog - SEG 2 balls Nature Spun Worsted Ash

Nov 3: Klever Knits
Nov 4: Canary Knits
Nov 5: Aphaia- pattern giveaway / SEG: 4 balls KP Brava Bulky

Nov 9: Ashwini J Designs - pattern giveaway
Nov 11: Cosmos and Cashmere

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PANTS winner

The winner of a copy of the Fair Isle PANTS pattern is AnnBan. Thanks to all for commenting! I can't wait to see some finished pants!

In other news, last night I finished my weird Lisa Frank sort-of-rainbow socks. I didn't take a picture so you'll have to trust me. Here's a WIP shot.

This yarn is The Lemonade Shop's Stormy Day, and it was only ok. The yarn oddly felt like a cotton blend, and was a little bit rough on my hands. But now they're done, and I can start some new socks.

Someone gifted me the Jellyfish sock pattern a few weeks ago; are these too wild? Would I never wear them, or are they awesome? I tend to prefer knitting plainer socks, but these... I think I might have to go for it.

photo © Cookie A.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Over a year ago, my cropped pullover pattern Coronis was published in the Autumn 2014 issue of Pompom Quarterly. Now that a year has passed, the rights have reverted to me, so I've updated the pattern to my style sheet, added some pictures of me wearing the design, and re-released it into the wild.

This is a top-down circular-yoked sweater with a slip-stitch stripe detail. As written, it has a definite cropped shape, but many, many knitters who have made this lengthened the body. I might rip out the ribbing and knit the body longer- cropped is not totally my jam, and there's nothing worse than a sweater in your closet that never gets worn. 

It IS kind of cute with the tied shirt though, right? Not something I could wear to work, because I usually end up kind of dirty at the end of the day, but maybe to a holiday party this coming season. 

This sweater uses DK weight yarn in three colors. I'm wearing size 3 (34" bust). This is also the size the model wore on the cover. By "size", I mean "exact same sweater." I originally designed it to have a bit of positive ease, but I've learned about myself that I really, really prefer a bit of negative ease at the bust for my sweaters. Lots of knitters have made Coronis with positive ease, though, and they look great. Personal preference: we all haz it. 

Slip-stitch stripe detail

The pattern is now available for individual download on Ravelry. (Also Craftsy, Patternfish, and Loveknitting, if you like one of those better.)

Just for blog readers: you can use the coupon code CORONIS on Ravelry and get this pattern for just $4. Expires on December 31st, so there's time.

$6 on Ravelry... but only $4 with the coupon code.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pattern Number 50!

On Monday, my fiftieth (!!) knitting pattern was released in the Winter 2015 issue of Holla Knits!

Unsurprisingly, this pattern is just a bit off the wall. These are the Fair Isle PANTS! and they are awesome. Before you go thinking, "This girl is nuts and knitted pants are not A Thing," let me enlighten you. No, they've not been A Thing in the past, but from what I can tell, it's for no good reason. Knitted pants are warm and snuggly, no more difficult to knit than a raglan sweater, and best of all, you can knit them perfectly to your size. Also they're Fair Isle. Can't beat that. 

Both pairs of pants are shown in size M, and both are knitted with Knit Picks Swish Worsted. There aren't any really difficult techniques here. The waistband starts with a provisional cast on for the inner waistband, then you purl a turning row and knit the outer waistband and join them together with elastic and/or an i-cord tie inside. Switch to stranded colorwork, knit yourself some PANTS, then finish the legs off with ribbing and a tubular bind off (which is super easy and explained in the pattern.) Behold, you have knitted pants. 

Download the entire issue here (which also features a picking-up-stitches tutorial by yours truly, and really is a great deal for only $14) and get knitting! You can also get the individual pattern here for $6. 

Want to win a copy of this awesome pattern? Leave a comment by Wednesday, November 4th  (giveaway is now closed!) to have a chance to win! If you're already a Holla Knits subscriber, meaning you already have this pattern, you can win a copy of any one of my self-published patterns. You pick. 

Check out the rest of the blog tour, and enter to win other prizes!

Oct 26: Launch Day
Oct 27: The Sweatshop of Love - pattern giveaway
Oct 28: Cosmos and Cashmere - pattern giveaway
Oct 29: Brown Sheep Company Blog - SEG 2 balls Nature Spun Worsted Ash

Nov 3: Klever Knits 
Nov 4: Canary Knits
Nov 5: Aphaia- pattern giveaway / SEG: 4 balls KP Brava Bulky

Nov 9: Ashwini J Designs- pattern giveaway
Nov 11: Cosmos and Cashmere (me again, talking about my article, giving away another pattern!)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

KnitPicks Charmed: Whimsical Knits Collection

Knit Picks has just released a lovely pattern collection called Charmed: Whimsical Knitted Accessories, and I've got a pattern in it! This is the Gnome and Toadstool Scarf.

It's a textured scarf with intarsia pockets- one is a gnome, the other: a trio of toadstools. You knit the scarf and pockets all in one piece, then fold up the pockets and sew them to the sides of the scarf. It's completely adorable. 

The gnome's nose is a little bobble, just for fun. 

You will need several colors for the pockets, but if you've got a lot of wool leftovers like I do, bust into them and use your scraps! The main color of the scarf requires 3 balls of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport

You can get the individual pattern for $4.99, or download the entire ebook (23 adorable patterns) for $14.99- a complete bargain. I already spy at least two patterns that I MUST. KNIT. from this collection. It's great for Christmas gifts, and the timing is right! There's tons of time to knit for Christmas. Of course I say that, and tomorrow is going to be Thanksgiving, and the next day will be December 20th. Time, it flies. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

New Pattern: Quarter Mile Shorts

I designed some shorts. Yep, shorts. There are very, very few patterns out there for knitted shorts and pants, and I'm not sure why. It's not like shorts are more complicated than sweaters, because they're not. Knitted shorts are super soft and comfy, and you can customize them perfectly for both your body and your taste. Want hot pink shorts with neon green cuffs? I don't know why you would, but you can do that. Shorts are fairly quick to knit, and they're fun. See: my new shorts pattern, the Quarter Mile Shorts.

Those lightning-bolt looking twist stitch panels down the side make me sing songs from Grease in my head. Know what they do at the end of Grease? Race their cars a quarter mile. I'll let you think about my totally clever naming for just a second. 

These start with a provisional cast on for the inner waistband. Mine is pink, because duh. Then a turning row and the outer waistband, then you put a ring of elastic in between the layers and knit them shut. Short rows shape the booty, and a series of increases shape the hips and crotch. All the while there's that great greased lightning panel down each side. After you divide for the legs, some more short rows lower the back leg. Garter stitch cuffs, and you're done. Easy. 

I'm wearing the M and it took two balls of Cascade 220 Superwash, plus a bit of pink for the inner waistband. 

I've got tips in the pattern for avoiding the dreaded saggy crotch, because ew. Some of my pattern testers did something clever so that they can easily access the elastic to change it out if it wears out. I thought that seemed like really forward thinking, but who am I to judge. 


Sizes: Ladies' XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)
Low Waist: 25 (29.75, 33.5, 36, 42, 46.5)”
Hips: 31 (34, 38, 40.5, 46, 51)”
Thigh: 19 (20, 23, 25.5, 30, 32)”

Yarn Requirements: 
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash; [100% Superwash Wool; 220yd/201m per 100 g skein]; Color:
892 Space Needle 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) skeins
837 Magenta 1 skein for all sizes

Get the pattern for just $4 until October 24th. After that it will go up to $5.50. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hooray for Fall!

I knitted a pumpkin.

Sometimes I need rewards to make myself do stuff I don't wanna. Like a toddler. I was working on a new design, and I'd been putting it off and putting it off, so finally late last week, I told myself that if I finished the design work, I could knit a pumpkin for my dining room table. Annoyingly, the design work only took me like an hour, so I could have just sucked it up and gotten it done earlier, but apparently I needed a bribe. So new design done, I looked in my yarn stash, and I actually had the perfect yarn for a pumpkin. One skein of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Persimmon Heather, or as it should be called, Perfect Pumpkin Color. I sort of loosely followed this pattern, but mostly I just wanted to use up the whole skein, so I knitted the middle part of the pumpkin until I thought I had the right amount of yarn left to shape the top. Then I improvised a stem with some brown, and now I think it needs a couple little tendril things, but I'm not sure yet. Thoughts? Or maybe add a leaf?

Also, I finished these socks:

Honeybadger in Dream in Color Smooshy

And I started the second one of these socks.

Leftover sock yarn rainbow socks, 60 sts on US 1.5 needles

Progress. Now for some cool weather so I can wear my new socks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Pattern: Bakdash Jumper

Last week, the September issue of Knit Now magazine came out, and my Bakdash Jumper is on the cover! Eeee!

Once I mailed the sample off to England I had to knit another sample for myself. The magazine sample is knitted with King Cole Merino Blend Aran, a yarn not widely available in the US (I think), so for my own sweater, I picked Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, in Emerald (PS: I am having A Thing with Emerald right now) which is a relatively new yarn. It's AWEsome. I loved knitting with this yarn. It's super soft, and most importantly, it's a true aran weight, which is what I needed for this pattern. Also: aran weight = crazy quick. I think I made this sweater in about 2 weeks, and I wasn't really focused on it. 

This sweater is a top-down raglan. I actually wish I would have put some waist shaping in my sweater; I didn't in the pattern because I thought it would take up too much printed space, which I knew was tight. That's something I'll likely change when rights revert to me. I made the Medium- the magazine sample is a Small and it was just a bit tight on me when I tried it on. 

Other than wishing I'd put in waist shaping, I love this sweater. It's cozy and comfy, and I can't wait for some cooler weather down here in the swamp so that I can actually wear some sweaters! Tomorrow is the first true day of fall, so here's hoping for some crisp mornings. I will likely keep hoping until about November, but what can you do. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn

If you get the Knit Picks catalogs in the mail, you'll likely have noticed that they've got a new yarn called Mighty Stitch. It's an 80-20 blend of acrylic and superwash wool that's meant to be a workhouse yarn for things like blankets, stuff for kids, and easy care garments. When they offered me a few balls to try out, I was like yes, duh, everyone I know is pregnant and I have lots of baby gifts to knit right now and I could use this. They sent me three balls- Spruce, Canary, and Silver- along with this sweet project bag. I am rocking these three colors lately in my home decor stuff so now I'm pretty sure Knit Picks can see into my living room or something.

I made/am making two different things. 1) A new fingerless mitts pattern, and 2) a baby blanket for one of the eleventy million babies my friends are due to have this year. This yarn is so very soft that it's perfect for both of these things. I guess I'd have to say that it's super perfect for baby stuff because so. very. soft. The yarn also has a sheen to it, which gives the mitts some cool depth. I haven't washed the yarn yet so I can't speak to its durability, but I can tell you that I definitely need an adult-sized blanket for me made from this yarn. It's very cuddly, and the yardage is excellent, too- 208 yards per ball. Can't beat that.

So! My projects.

1. Fingerless mitts! This is the Treillage Mitts pattern, in the Spruce colorway.

This is a much-more-complicated-than-it-looks knit/purl/slip stitch pattern, with twisted rib edgings because I can't stay away from twisted rib. You can make these as long or short as you want- notes are in the pattern. Easy, quick, and pretty darn cool. Get the pattern on Ravelry here for just $2 until the end of September!

2. Baby blanket in Canary and Silver. Not sure yet which baby this is going to but there's a big list so I'm sure I'll find the right baby. 

I very slightly modified the pattern from my Blowing Snow Cardigan for this blanket. It's really quick to work, and I like the slightly scalloped edge this pattern creates. Also when I sat down to start this blanket, I had a cold, and the Blowing Snow pattern was one I could remember off the top of my head, except not quite, which is why I "slightly modified" it, so there we are. I think it's lovely and I even like the little purl ridge thing that's happening between color changes. Mostly I have no choice but to like it because there's no way around it without serious modifications to the pattern. But no really, I like it. 

Have any baby gifts you need to make? I'd recommend some Mighty Stitch. It's soft, machine washable, and comes in pretty colors, but most importantly: it's totally affordable. I hope they make a bulky version because I will be all over that for a blanket for my living room. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Single Socks

I don't know what's happening to me. This is not my style at all.


I never, ever start a new pair of socks before finishing both in the set. Never. So what am I doing? I don't know. Well, I know a little bit. I knitted the rainbow sock in March, but then I got caught up in a design deadline nightmare and I had zero time for non-deadline knitting. I got caught up, took a trip to South Dakota, wanted to knit socks on the plane, but decided that taking 9 balls of yarn with me to make the second rainbow sock seemed silly, so I cast on the blue pair. The bargain I made with myself was that I could knit the blue sock on my trip, but then when I got home I had to make the second rainbow sock. Nope. When I got home, some yarn that I had ordered from Etsy a few weeks ago had arrived... and I simply had to knit with it. It has little rainbows in it. How could I pass that up? So now I have two complete socks and a nearly complete sock, and none of them match. Oops. 

This one is a Honey Badger, and I'm using my oldest sock yarn- Dream in Color Smooshy, in Lunar Zazzle. I bought this yarn in probably 2010, maybe 2011, and I've now carted it from California, to Delaware, to Louisiana. It's time to use it, I decided. The pattern is easy but not boring, which means it's pretty much my perfect sock pattern. I used an Eye of Partridge heel because I like it. Otherwise I think I followed the directions. 

This yarn is nuts. I got it on Etsy from The Lemonade Shop. This one is called Stormy Day. It was not cheap, but I had never seen yarn like this before and I simply had to have it. It's... ok. I'm not as thrilled with it as I thought I would be. I would definitely call this a light fingering instead of a normal fingering. The rainbows are really kind of neon. It's hard to photograph, but trust me. It's like a Lisa Frank pencil case from 1987 exploded in this yarn. Not that that's a bad thing- it's just bright. But these socks will be super fun, and I don't have any socks anything like these, so I like them. They're just a bit whoa.  

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Beatitude Cardigan: Progress.

Hey look! A good portion of a sweater! I'm sort of embarrassed to say that this sweater has been sitting in my knitting basket, looking exactly like this, for over a month. It's the sleeves! I just don't want to knit them! I don't know why; it's not like they're going to be hard. They're just stockinette until a couple inches before the cuff, then there's a bit of colorwork. Easy. I just need to force myself to do it, because then I'll have a new cardigan for fall! After I tackle the beast know as The Steek, that is. I'm a little nervous about that.

This is the Beatitude Cardigan by Katy Banks. I started it back in April, I think. Non-design knits don't get completed quickly around here, that's for sure. There is simply not enough knitting time in my day. But I do what I can, and now I have a sweater body. I'm pretty sure my gauge changed a lot from the colorwork part to the stockinette part, so I'm hopeful that a good solid blocking will even that out. I'm using Knit Picks Palette so it should take well to an agressive blocking. 

That twisted rib nearly did me in. It felt like it took for-EV-er. I think it probably felt that way because I had to pay attention to it, unlike the stockinette body that I practically knit while sleeping. Or reading, or watching sportsball, or whatever. But the ribbing, that took actual attention and I didn't like doing it. But now it's done, and we're on to sleeves.

 I love the colors I picked. I really can't wait to wear this, so I guess that means I should stop typing and go knit, right? Also it's Sunday and football is on and it's not a bajillion degrees outside for once, so I can pretend that fall is here, and that makes me happy.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Pattern Winner?

As promised, today I pick a winner for my Blowing Snow Cardigan Pattern... but no one left me a way to get in touch! There were only three comments, so here's what we'll do: the first person out of PennyJ, Tori, and amchart to send me their email address will get the pattern. Send me a Ravelry message- I'm EmilyRingelman (clever, I know) and I'll send the pattern! UPDATE: amchart got to me first! Congratulations! 

I like blog posts to have pictures, so here's a sock that I'm working on.

The pattern is Honey Badger and I'm using a really deep stash yarn. I got this skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in probably 2010? The color is Lunar Zazzle and it's really pretty, but more importantly, the colors don't pool. Love that.