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April 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Free Pattern! Happy Birthday!

Hard to believe. 2 years ago this week, I released my first set of patterns. And to celebrate, I’m offering the two most popular patterns in the collection for FREE! When you check out on Ravelry, just enter the coupon code: bdayweek. The offer expires at midnight April 7th.

 

Silverlight - Intro

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silverlight

Crossover Cardi Intro

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crossover-cardi-2

Have a fabulous week!!

April 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm 7 comments

Introducing the Puckery Posy Cowl!

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I am thrilled with this project.

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One of the things I strive for the most in design is to create projects that are fun for knitters to make AND really, really look like you picked it up at a boutique hipster clothing store. And while I seem to see beautiful knitwear from these stores all the time, the challenge to design something in the same vein is usually much harder than I expect when I begin a project.

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This time around I had extra inspiration. I teamed up with Chandi over at Expression Fiber Arts. If you’ve never taken a look at her yarn, you must! Her colors are amazingly beautiful and cutting edge. And I love following her blog and Facebook page, she’s a wonderfully sweet and encouraging person.

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This cowl was designed with her brand new line of Spectrum Color Shift yarns. A single ply wool yarn with long color changes. When she sent me a photo of the different colorways, it was all I could do to choose just one!

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My fashionable sister agreed to model for me. I don’t what I’d do without her. She loves playing with my twins, she weighs in when my fashion sense is completely off base, and she even likes modeling the final project. Isn’t she beautiful?

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Here’s to one or two more cuddly, wool projects before spring is here!

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Details:
This fashionably funky cowl is a breeze to knit up, and with a simple twist you’ll take your knitted work from warm and pretty to downright adorable. It’s designed so that there is lots of thick warm fabric right around your neck for you to snuggle your chin down into without adding any bulk to your coat. The sample in the photography is knit up in Spectrum Color Shift by Expression Fiber Arts, a single ply worsted yarn with long color changes. The color changes paired with the textured stitch pattern add depth and interest to an otherwise simple accessory.
Size: One Size Fits All
Dimensions: 25 inches/63.5cm around x 8 inches/ 20.5cm wide
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches/10cm
Materials:
-2 skeins of Expression Fiber Arts Spectrum Color Shift (100g, 175 yds/skein), Coffee and Cream colorway.
-Size 6 US/4.0mm needles
-8 removable stitch markers (at least three need to be a different color from the others)
-Darning needle

Purchase the pattern over at Ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puckery-posy-cowl.

March 26, 2013 at 4:15 am 1 comment

Long Overdue

Always sad when the my parents leave… so right after they left yesterday, I dressed the kids up and had a long over due photo shoot of their winter sweaters. The temperature was perfect, the lighting was perfect, and even better…the kids had a blast!

DSC_0264Full disclosure, I have no idea how many leaves were eaten during the 30 minutes of picture taking.

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Patterns will be available in a few weeks!

February 13, 2013 at 9:17 am 1 comment

Epic Knitting

Now that I live in North Carolina, I love every season. I love the long springs and autumns especially, but as a knitter, Winter is my favorite season. This is the time of year that all my cuddly hand knits are most appreciated. It’s also the time when it’s most fun to cuddle up with some hopelessly long project that you don’t ever expect to finish, but the the feeling of cozy hibernation is totally worth it. I call it Epic Knitting. The gift/deadline knitting is done, now it’s time to indulge in some knitterly fantasy.

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This year, I’m hoping to start a Fisherman’s sweater for my husband. I’ve done a bit of swatching and I’m really excited. What are your winter project plans?

January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Inspired

Just got these in the mail from Kniterella! Feeling super inspired to finish my christmas knitting!

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I’m still here, knitting away as usual. Life is just very different than when I started this blog. I’ll touch base as life allows! Happy Kniting and Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2012 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Seasonal Knitting

I had a fabulous knitting week followed by a totally demoralizing one. Thus the lack of blogging, I had a super busy week that left no time for writiong, followed by such a terrible one that I had nothing to write about.

I’m really loving this time of year. I’m already anticipating the temperature dropping, and pictures of darling twins in hand knit sweaters posed in piles of beautiful leaves.

I’m still finishing my perfect black layering cardi. I thought I was almost done and then decided to wait till I finished both sleeves to be brutally honest with myself. They just fit so poorly, and didn’t match the look I was going for at all.

I also decided to get some sweaters going for the twins. After scouring my LYS for the perfect yarn for Chad, Found this gorgeousness…

I gave myself the little challenge of  knitting the whole sweater during one weekend trip to the in-laws. It was about to be a “nothing but net”, an, d then the inevitable happened, I ran out of yarn. So, more yarn is on its way (another story for another day), and I’m hoping to have this sweet little sweater for my little towheaded boy finished by the end of next week.

Is anyone else getting excited about fall knitting?

 

August 14, 2012 at 7:18 pm 1 comment

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