Puddles has started an “introduction” channel so we can all get to know each other. And the first “fun” in the “fun and games” channel is a social media photo challenge.
Fitting in with “Hems and Ends” – when working two color brioche in the round, do you cross your yarns at the color transition or do you not cross your yarns? As I was knitting Aspen Travels, this question kept egging in the back of my mind.
What do you do when you can’t decide whether you like the right side or the wrong side of your cowl better? Transform the pattern from a right side/ wrong side design to a fully reversible one!
A quick blog this week for International Dog Day and news on “Take the Plunge.”
Terran MKAL beckons you forth armed with brioche stitches and stunning yarn into a deep exploration of the subterrain and terrain structures. This shawl is designed for brioche knitting loving terrans – an adventure to knit and thrill to wear! The pattern is live (on presale!) on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. The knitting starts October 7th. The fun happens in the Knit Eco Chic group on Slack!
The photographic “vision” for “Take the Plunge” came early in the design process… unusually early! I hadn’t even finished designing some of the items when I knew exactly how I wanted to shoot the book. As the months rolled on and the samples were knit, washed, blocked, and ready to shoot – COVID, a gas shortage, and health issues (for both camera mom and me) kept hitting the snooze on our plans. I debated strongly about “just getting it done” locally as my Aunt and Uncle live 8 hours away (round trip). But that idea God gave me just wouldn’t shake free.
This November Puddles and I celebrate 10 years of publishing!!! God has been so faithful to provide many designs and such wonderful collaborations and community through the medium of knitting and the Internet. As we wrap up July, which turned into our celebration month, we have a few more treats to share, including a very special yarn discount.
Our newest release, Butterfly Silk, features optional colourwork with some beautiful colour transitions! But that necessitates the question, how to carry the yarn? I know there are tons of methods out there – from the “no carrying, I cut and weave in ALL those extra ends” camp to the super sly “hide it in my knitting” camp and everything in between.
Month 2 of the Uplift Make Along (UMAL) has come to an end. My dessert knitting resulted in some rather delicious FOs!
We’re going to continue another year sharing with Handspun Hope! Last year saw so much wonderful growth with that ministry. Our 2020 Sharing partner, Handspun Hope, has been raising money these last few months to build “The Will Barnhill Counseling Center” at their yarn dyeing / crafting compound in Rwanda. As we wrap up our business year end this month what a way to celebrate – this week they announced the second story of said building is now fully funded!! Praise the Lord and heartfelt thanks to all their donors. Earlier this year, Puddles and I took part in Handspun Hope’s first ever Virtual 5K. This effort funded the first floor of the counseling center. Thank you to those who …