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Happy New Year and an Accounting!

2015 knitting designs

This was clearly a year of pattern designing for me!  25 new designs were released throughout 2015.  Socks, cowls, mitts, shawls, a tea cozy, and a Christmas Stocking for the last year.  There are new designs waiting in the wings, shawls, cowls, hats, scarves, mitts, and maybe some shrugs are in the future here.

I’ve dabbled in cables, lace, textures, embroidery, heels, toes, cast-ons, bind-offs, edgings, and weights.  What should I play with in 2016?  I’m asking my dear readers what patterns they would like to see from me in the coming months.  More lace? More shawls?  More socks?  What shall tickle your fancy for the next year?

Until I hear back from all of you, I’ll just offer a discount code.  Good until January 7, use code “yaybook” for 25% off all patterns on Ravelry!

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A Trunk Show

I traveled to Silverton, OR with Teresa Ruch to show off some of my patterns with her yarn. It was an interesting undertaking and as I’ve not done a trunk show before, it was eye opening. I learned a lot about packing and staging and how trunk shows are run. That is a good thing, because I’m going back down in a few days to help Tina with the Donegal Tweed trunk show. Here were 2 quick photos that I snapped. Sorry I don’t have more!

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A Year of Socks

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So, this is still a knitting blog. It really is. In fact, I even manage to post some knitting once in a while. Like, today. Today I’m posting my photo (though it is a crappy one) of the 12 sock patterns I designed for the BlackSheep Hoppy Feet Sock Club. All 12 socks are now available and you can even order kits (which include an adorable bag) from BlackSheep.

I had so much fun planning and designing for the BlackSheep Hoppy Feet Sock Club. I used different heels, toes, cast-ons, bind-offs, and textures from start to finish. This is a great way to build your skills and explore different socks. Try one or all of them. 🙂


Oregon Flock and Fiber

It was last weekend and I should have shared that I would be there!  I was simply swamped and did not share.  That is a bad, Knitter Bunny. I was helping Teresa Ruch with her booth and Tina and I were selling some of my patterns and kits too.

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Here are a bunch of my kits! Look at all of my socks. I really need to design some more sock patterns. I like socks and I miss knitting them.

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This photo made me laugh when I noticed Teresa’s expression. I think of that one as “you are NOT taking my picture AGAIN, are you?”

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Here is the wall of Teresa’s lovely tencel yarn. I arranged the wall and had WAY TOO MUCH FUN touching all of those skeins and making the colors flow.


Heather Hat

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Need a quick, cute pattern? Something a little slouchy and comfortable? The Heather Hat may just fit the bill. This delightfully easy and fun hat is simple to work. The slight lace pattern lends a bit of flair to an otherwise plain hat. Meant to be an extra slouchy hat, the bouncy merino may need a…

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I loved knitting the Heather Hat.  It is not exactly my usual style of pattern, but it’s good to stretch right?  Who can resist the soft yarn and delightful hand of this hat?  I’m not even a hat person and I think I could wear this.

Yarn: 1 Skein Araucania Huasco Chunky, 127 yards, 100% Extra Fine Merino, #108 Tonals

Needle: US 10 (6.0 mm) & US 11 (6.5mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 3.4 stitches per inch (spi) and 4 rows per inch (rpi) OR 13.5 stitches & 16 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on US 10’s (unblocked)
Size: 22 inches around

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.