Saturday, November 23, 2013

What have I been up to?...

Spinning...

1 of 3 bobbins filled with BFL in the color Olive Tree. #spinning

and more spinning...

Bobbin #2 done.

These lovely bobbins are 2 out of the 3 I'm spinning in Frabjous Fibers Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) in the color Olive Tree. It's the first time I'm trying this method, but once it's all grown up I'll have a 3-ply yarn. Kind of excited about it.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Come join the fun: Indie Design Gift A-Long!

Some amazing things have been happening behind the scenes with the Indie Designers. There are 170 designers putting on a Gift-A-Long from November 1 - December 31. During the next 15 days (Nov 1 - 15) you can choose from nearly 3,000 patterns at a 25% off when you use the code “giftalong”.

Once you’ve picked your Gift-A-Long patterns, you can join a relevant Knit-Along/Crochet-Along. All of my self-published patterns are eligible for the discount, even the ebooks! What is even better is that there are prizes. Yes... PRIZES!! So go right now and participate in the threads ... From what I'm hearing there are some cool things you can win.

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So whether your knitting that gift for a family member or yourself, it's totally worth it to get involved!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FO: WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2013

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Pattern: Summer Mystery Shawl 2013 KAL by Wendy Knits

Yarn: 1 skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in gold

Needle: US 7 circular

Started: July 31, 2013

Finished: September 11, 2013

Notes: Didn't change a thing. It was a perfect knit. There are three sizes available and I went for the largest one. With over a 1000 yds, I knew I wanted to use as much as I could. I still have plenty of leftovers!! The final blocked size was 80 inches wide and 40 inches in height.


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These shots where taken at the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville. I'm so in love with this location. It is on the short list for future photo shoots.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Little Something...

That needs to be finished is the Wendy Knits Summer Mystery Knit-along... ready for blocking...

Lace is off the needles, now for a bath and blocking!

And then BAM! with a 80 inch width and a 40 inch height... it looks like I'll need to grab another set of blocking boards...

Looks like I need more blocking boards.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

FO: Jacob's Woobie Monkey

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally put a face on the lingering project for an online sweetheart who had an adorable baby boy named Jacob.


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I personalize the blanket with the initial J using a stem stitch embroidery technique. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I'm shipping this in the mail in hopes that Jacob adores it as much as I do.

The only downside to making something so cute...getting asked by everyone if I can make them one too! I love each and everyone of you out there, but there is no way that will happen.

Want to make one? Sure, go here to buy the pattern for the monkey!