I received this festive yarn in a swap, The Verdant Gryphon Odyssey in colorway Psychedelic Peacock. It's 100% Merino in a bulky weight. It was so wild, I decided to make the Aspen Ice Hat by Liat Gat of KnitFreedom. Psychedelic Peacock Hat Cute, huh? And I could use my handy dandy Pom Pom maker again! … Continue reading Last Hat of the Year
I knitted another test shawl for Casapinka. This one's called Black to the Fuchia, get it? Too funny! Casapinka has aligned herself with yarn goddess, Miss Babs, who sent me this lovely set of gradient yarn for the contrast colors, Yummy 2-Ply in colorway Pleiades. And the main color in colorway, Slate. Aren't they … Continue reading Black to the Fuchia Test Shawl
I got another super bulky Freia from the kind folks at Loops in Tulsa. So I was looking for something fun to make with it. It's Freia Ombre Super Bulky in colorway South Beach. Very pretty gradient! Coincidentally, I happened upon a Clover Extra Large Pom Pom maker at JoAnn and snagged it with my … Continue reading South Beach Pom Pom Hat
For Ravelry folks out there, I have some ready-made gifts that are available for sale or trade ("FSOT"). All details and trade values ("TV") are in the project description. My trade info is here (for Ravelry members only). The 60s Called and Wants Its Cowl Back Vignoble Caesious Koigu Prince Charming Headband Jack in … Continue reading Last Minute Gifts FSOT
Another hat knitted from The Tea Collection of hat patterns from Clare Devine is off the needles! Firstly, the yarn. I used Vice Yarns' Floozy, a worsted weight yarn in colorway Oliver. The skein didn't look that inspiring at Yarn Shop and More, but I bought it anyway because I love Lizzy's yarn. As you can … Continue reading Rooibos Hat
I received a cool little e-book (and it's free!) from Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarn, an Indie dyer herself! The very descriptive title of it is: The SpaceCadet's Collection of Fabulous Hacks & Tips for Knitting and Crochet from Awesome Indie Designers. She compiled these knitting and crochet tips for her email subscribers. It's nicely laid … Continue reading Fabulous Hacks & Tips from Indie Designers (a collection from SpaceCadet Yarns)
. . . Alexand Knits!!! Congratulations!!! Woo hoo!!! Alexand Knits, you are the lucky winner of Orange Smoothie Knits' first ever pattern giveaway of Clare Devine's The Tea Collection e-book of lovely hat patterns! I will be contacting you by email to get you your e-book shortly. Thanks, all, for participating in this giveaway! It was … Continue reading And the winner is . . .