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Friday, November 25, 2011

New Designs & New Yarn

I've been trying to find time to blog all week and my list of stuff to blog about is getting rather long but I've been snowed under with pattern writing, knitting and crocheting and putting together new designs submissions. After a very busy first half of November I'm trying to pace myself a bit better. So this will be a quickie.
 A few days ago I did put up a new pattern on Ravelry. This is the third design in The Amazing Luxury Knits Collection and will be published on 1 December. You can pre-order the pattern now. If you've signed up for Amazing Luxury Knits you'll automatically get the pattern.
 I'll tell you more about this scarf when it's published but it's knitted in Great Northern Yarns Cashmere dk. I've had 2 50gr skeins in my stash for about a year now and been desperate to use them for something and this scarf is perfect.
 Eyelet and short rows reminds me of fossils so I've called it Jurassic Coast. I am ofcourse referring to the area around Lyme Regis in the south west of England. It's not that far up the road from us but I've never been.
 Anyway I love this scarf and think I'll wear it a lot this winter. You can pre-order it here. it's a quick and easy knit with no charts. Perfect to knit for someone special for christmas.

Last week I received a couple of parcels of yarn. I've been keen to try Brooklyn Tweed's yarns for quite a while now. Below are 4 skeins of Loft which is a 4ply yarn.
 And below is 2 skeins of Shelter which is aran weight. both these yarns are proper wool yarns. They feel like good, oldfashioned, sturdy wool. I was worried they won't be soft enough and itchy. and although they are slightly lacking in softness, they don't feel itchy at all. I'm looking foward to doing some swatching with these yarns.
 I also got some Quince & Co. In the picture below is Chickadee (violet), 2 skeins of Tern and one skein of Lark (the orange). I've swatched with Chickadee and Lark and I especially LOVE Chickadee and the colour is gorgeous too. I may have to get another skein or two as i've got a design brewing for this yarn.
 Another design being published next week is a quick little crochet scarf using the gorgeous Louisa Harding Grace Hand-beaded yarn. I'll tell you more about that next week.
 I need to get to bed early tonight as we're getting up at 5am tomorrow and leaving for Bristol at 6am. Simon and Emily are walking from Bristol to Bath while Ness and I are going shopping in Street and then on to Bath.

Have a lovely weekend. Hope you get lots of knitting done. Nite x

1 comment:

Ann said...

The scarf looks great & I think the construction is interesting. You are a busy lady but enjoy your weekend.