Thankful Tuesday

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The creme on top of the overtly commercial Black Friday and Cyber Monday is definitely “Thankful Tuesday.” On this Thankful Tuesday Puddles and I wanted to take a quick second to thank you for supporting us and consequently the Craig family and the people of Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea. So far this quarter, you’ve raised $28.55 for the Craig family!!! Thank you! To learn more about the Craig family, check out their blog here. Curious as to what in the world I’m talking about? Read the original blog post “Sharing” from July here.

haunting swatch in the round graphic

Swatchers, what’s that?

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Like moths to a flame, you’re drawn in. Standing before you is an image of an elegant model standing just so dressed in a gorgeous cable knit sweater that makes your yarn-loving heart race with joy at the thought of casting on. You buy the pattern, grab your supplies, open to the data page and curse words only known to sailors… and knitters. After my visit to Americo Original in Toronto last year, I had yarn in stash that inspired such a sweater design. Once I decided it would be a seamless in the round design, I knew it was my designer duty to bite the bullet and swatch thus in order to get accurate gauge information. I quietly accepted …

Puddles looking forward

Puddles 3rd quarter quarterly report

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It’s third-quarter check-in time, brought to you by the GDCSJ, Puddles. July to September was a busy quarter here… albeit a rather lopsided one. The quarter began with the release of Coastal Reflection, shown in ecostitch ‘s hand dyed sport weight linen yarn and Oceanic – in MKAL form. Then there was a long Jeopardy interlude. 2 months later, patterns came out with a bang – 4 patterns in 4 weeks: Deep Waters (beret), the upcycled leftovers from Oceanic’s mkal, shown in the unique sheep’s green sheep organic cotton and bamboo fingering weight yarn; Apple Tart, shown in Pakucho worsted weight; the Oceanic mystery revealed; and Eastern Continental Divide, shown in Cestari Sheep’s Old Dominion Collection! Phew, I’m still shocked …

Baywatch Puddles

Plunging in and soaring out of deep water

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Not all designs come from the trips to exotic locales, hoarfrost articulating the last surviving plant life, or even the interesting way light dances upon the fall leaves. Some designs are inspired by the mundane, the necessary, the painful, and the low rumbling hum drum of life. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Or in the casebook of knitters, when yarn gives you leftovers make a beret! And that’s exactly the catalyst behind Deep Waters Beret. I had a cavity, UGH, and was in the midst of growing out my untamed hair, double UGH. So with the 50 grams of leftover yarn from Oceanic, I decided to design a beret to subdue those unruly strands while my cavity was …

Deep Waters Beret with Puddles

Deep Waters Beret

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When yarn gives you leftovers, make a beret! Dive deep through the currents with this warm weather upcycled hat design. The bamboo blend helps regulate your temperature, while the lace provides fresh air for your little grey cells beneath. It’s a non-pi nonagon! The 9 equal sections become accentuation points at the outer limits of the beret giving it a 3D effect. This spin on the old standard round beret adds styling, structure, and visual interest. The tech edited and test knit pattern is written and charted and includes a blocking schematic. $6.50

shocked Puddles

Puddles taking stock

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I shocked Puddles this morning when I informed him that it was indeed half way through 2016! We are getting closer to the colder weather and neither of us can await its arrival. Since it’s too hot outside to play, it’s a great day to review the last 6 months here at Knit Eco Chic. The year started off with a bang and the theme of “Texture”! The Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry rocked out some fun test knits and one linen inspired knit-a-long! With the website debacle and relaunch came the release of Knit Eco Chic’s 3rd logo. I do believe this one is the keeper, despite how much I enjoy graphic design, as it embodies both my …

Bicerin family shot attempt 1

Cocoa, Coffee, and Outtakes

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What do you get when you mix organic cocoa, espresso coffee, sunrise, supportive parents, Puddles, and a new shawl design? A lot of hilarious photo shot outtakes! Enjoy this glimpse into my family life 🙂 Pour carefully, but wait, isn’t the shawl supposed to be visible? Despite the accomplishment at pouring on camera, I noticed later that the foam died before the first photo was taken; ergo, a quick indoor re-shoot of the drink/ shawl combo. Synchronized drinking… now this is an Olympic sport! Love the concept, but the execution needs work… the upper shawl is wrong side facing & both need a little tension help Puddles patiently waiting for his turn in front of the camera… with a stick, …

Puddles showing off

Winter Romping with Puddles

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17 degrees (F) and the snow is gently falling, time to curl up and knit, right? Not in our house, it’s time for winter romping with Puddles! So I bundle up in my Arctic Climes cowl and headband set and venture forth into the white world. Even though I’ve lived here for over 10 years, I still find new treasures around unchartered bends. Back up to the trail and around another corner lovely icicles awaited. After the adventure down, it was time for the steep hike up. Puddles, of course, beat me home and enjoyed one last branch while waiting for me to catch up. Since the first snow and subsequent outings in Arctic Climes I’ve lost 3 lbs :-). …