Our next Slip and Rise release came about in a most unusual way! Well, usual for my typical design process anyway.
My companion and joy, one of God’s best temporal blessings in this life, our GDCJ, the branch manager of monumental size branches, my Great Dane knitting “blanket”, my sweet boy would have been 10 years old today. Instead, he is running free on the rainbow bridge with my first Great Dane, Cheeky, his cousin, and Osgoode, Chudleigh, and Pumpkin.
Sometimes things sound better than they look. I didn’t start the patterning until after the short rows were over to keep the pattern writing concise – 3 simple stockinette short rows and then a nice long pattern set up across the back.
Such joy and smiles occurred when one of you wrote and asked if “Shadowlands” was inspired by C.S. Lewis. You know us too well!
As the reveal of Terran is just around the corner, Puddles and I wanted to “paws” and take a look back over the design process of it. With over 1.93 GB & 490 files in the design folder and 11.9 GB & 969 files in the media folder (!!!!) there is a lot of Terran that you will never see, including some really adorable Puddles WIP photos. He said share the picture love, human! So, journey back in time with us as we take a look at “this is not your mkal” and the frogged and forgotten stitches of this MKAL design.
Puddles and I are so excited to introduce something we’ve not done before – a pattern designed to learn and practice Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows for 2 color brioche knitting! We could have just created a dishcloth, but that wouldn’t be very “Knit Eco Chic” so instead we created a fun faux-bius with directions for an optional skinny scarf.
An exciting 10th anniversary celebration I wasn’t expecting was to be invited to interview with Antionette.
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.