If you or your group knits or crochets for a good cause, check out this program from yarncanada.ca. They will be choosing 12 applicants to give a total of $2000 worth of yarn to for their knitting or crochet causes. … Continue reading
For me, the beginning of a new year signals a time to organize, plan, and set goals. I’m not talking about New Year’s Resolutions. Those are rarely successful (for me, anyway). I’m talking about revisiting and revising existing plans and … Continue reading
It’s time for a new hat pattern and a promo to go with it! Meet the Fashion Forward Hat. It matches nicely with the Fashion Forward Cowl or it does just fine on its own. It has a nice relaxed slouch with a snug ribbed brim that doesn’t slide off. Add a big pom pom and you’ll be right in style, not to mention nice and warm! Get the pattern this week – before midnight on Friday – and get 30% off with the coupon code honeycomb. Check it out here.
This hat is designed in the soft and cozy Cascade 220 Superwash Aran and the colour shown is Feather Grey. One skein is required plus an additional colour for the contrasting stripe and the pom pom. I used my leftover Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud in charcoal from my Fashion Forward Cowl, making a matched set.
As always, my test knitters were great fun to work with. Check out their wonderful colour combos here and find out how we solved the problem of the increase holes. More about that in my next post!
It’s been a while since I posted a progress update on my ‘I Wish I Had Time To Knit This’ list. Here’s my list: Pendulum by Amy Miller done Color Affection by Veera Välimäki Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig The Age of Brass and … Continue reading
If you, like me, get distracted while knitting and frequently lose your place, you might appreciate this little hint for working the Totally Triangular Scarf. If you can’t remember if it’s time to work the kfb increase or not, (do I work it on this … Continue reading
It was over a year ago when I first posted here about my ‘I Wish I Had Time To Knit This’ list. This was my list:
I’m pretty flexible and I believe that any good to-do list is a work in progress. So, I think it’s time to revise the list. Oh, and I also believe in adding things to my to-do list that I have already done so that I can have the satisfaction of crossing them off and feeling that I accomplished something. So here it is:
Pendulum by Amy Millerdone
- Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
- Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarndone Ishbel by Ysolda Teaguedone
- Howlcat by Alexandra Tinsley – ready to cast on!
That felt good! Now, here are two new additions to the list that I’m really excited about:
- Grace by Jane Richmond – yarn ordered from valleyyarn.com: Madelinetosh Sock in Antique Lace
- Gradient Pullover by Amy Miller – yarn ordered from valleyyyarn.com: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in grey
My new year knitting goal is to knit more sweaters for myself. It’s been more than 3 years since I knitted a sweater. I want to learn a variety of new-to-me sweater knitting techniques. Maybe this will lead to some sweater designs in my future? We’ll see!