Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sock Yarn and Shawls

So this month, I met sock yarn and shawls for the first time and my mind has been racing with creative thoughts ever since! It all started when I saw Feathery Leaves, a gorgeous fingering/sock yarn hand dyed by Witch Candy. I knew I had to have some of that yarn and I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Triangular shawls have been on my radar, as I see them everywhere but had never made one. When I saw this yarn, which screamed mermaids and nautical magic to me, I knew it would be my inspiration to design my own shawl. And this is the end result: the Catching Mermaid Waves Shawl.

I had wonderful testers help me get this pattern ready for its release, which happened this past Saturday.

Shawls are such a wonderful thing! You can make one using a single skein of sock yarn and let's just face it, some sock yarn is just too beautiful to be worn hidden in your shoes.

And talk about so many ways to display these beauties!

Yes I am clearly hooked and see many more of these in my future.

Speaking of more, here is a sneak peek of my next pattern: the Ferns and Lace Shawlette. It has already gone out to testers and is set to release by April 8th. You can read more about it on Ravelry.

Happy Knitting all!!! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Year! New Pattern! More Knitting Fun!

I hope everyone's New Year is off to a fabulous start! Mine has been enjoyable and productive so far, as well as cold!!! Of course all this cold weather makes knitting even more enjoyable! It's fun making pretty things to keep me, my family, and friends warm, don't you agree? And speaking of knitting, I want to introduce you to my newest pattern: the Berkley Beret!

This pattern is especially dear to my heart, as it is named after my beloved four-legged fur brother, Berkley, a toy poodle. My family had to say goodbye to him in August. He was almost 12 years old. It was, I think, the hardest day of my 31 years of life, and I still miss him so much every day and I know I always will. Here is a picture of that dear boy! I believe in my heart that one day in Heaven he will be running into my arms again, healthy and full of life, to give me his kisses!

The Berkley Beret pattern is great for beginners with some experience and a quick knit for the more advanced. The stitch pattern is great for solids and a contrasting yarn bow or button add just the perfect touch to it!

The pattern includes directions for five sizes and instructions on how to make and add the contrasting yarn bow. My next pattern, which has already been sent to testers, is the Berkley Cowl which coordinates perfectly with this hat to make a cozy matching set! (You can see a glimpse of the cowl in the pictures above and below. 

Pattern is currently available on my Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy shops at an introductory price, which will end tonight. I hope you love the Berkley Beret as much as I do!

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting!