Tuesday, 30 August 2011

New Design : Zébulon

4.00$ US

Finished measurements

Length at center back: 30 inches; Width: 75 inches

1 skein of Skein Yarns Vintage Lace (Lace / 2 ply, 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere 876 yards)

US4 / 3.50 mm, 40” or longer circular needles Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle

34 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch

Kristen from Skein yarns is having a shop update on Friday, September 2nd (Australia time, so it will still be September 1st here). She will add lots of Vintage Lace, so make sure to check her Etsy shop because her yarns are bought quick quick quick! I am so happy Kristen asked me to design something with her yarn: just wait when you hold it and pet it...

Hey! But wait... let me take a closer look... yeah, you're right, it's not September 1st yet! Wow, a 2 days early pattern release? Awesome! Well, let me explain... Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to release the pattern until Sunday September 4th, and I hate to be overdue, and I was so excited to release the pattern that meh! why not release it early? It's way more fun this way!

Last but not least... how do you feel about buy print patterns?...

Monday, 22 August 2011

Random : Secret projects keep coming

Secret projects are two-faced. The happy face is that they are really exciting and they always mean that you get either published or mentioned somewhere. The sad face is you can not talk about them until they get released.

But today, I can show the two faces of a secret project. I'm starting to work on a secret project, which means ssshhhh. Let's just say that the lovely Dani from Lioness Arts ask me to knit something. I am also seeing one of my design released Wednesday, August 24th in the Fall Issue 2011 of the Knitcircus magazine! Stay tuned....

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

On the needles : Aubépine

Hi guys! What? 3 posts in 3 days? I told you, I am THAT motivated! And since my pattern Zébulon will be ready for September 1st, I thought I could already start the pattern to be released on October 1st (see my self given challenge...). I don't want to spoil it too much, but let's just say that Aubépine won't be a cowl, a shawl nor a hat. Yes, it'll be bigger... And just look at this yarn. When I received this package from Kristen over at Skein Yarns, I was more than thrilled! Her Merino/Silk (colorway Raku) is just to die for. Is it possible to fall in love with a yarn?

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

What's Hot: Ravelry (23)

It's hot hot hot and it has just been listed on Ravelry! Every week or so, I show you the finest recently added patterns on Ravelry! Don't worry if you've missed it! Click on the image and queue it! Please note that all the images are not mine. They belong to the designer. You may need a Ravelry account (free!) to view the pattern profile

Hi guys! Wow, 2 posts in 2 days? Yes, I am that motivated! I don't know, having a FO to show you, lots of new projects on the needles and looking forward to Fall make me want to blog more! And here is your treat: a much much much over due issue of What's Hot on Ravelry!

Monday, 15 August 2011

FO: Zébulon

I admire lace shawl designers. Because honestly, designing a shawl is way harder than I thought it would be! But you know what? I loved designing Zébulon.

This time, I mainly went with the flow. I had some vague ideas, I tried them out, didn't work out. Usually, I have a precise image in my head of what I want to design. It was fun to experiment!

The Zébulon shawl pattern will be the first one to be part of my self given challenge: release date, September 1st! Stay tuned...

Monday, 8 August 2011

Random : Knitting and a self given challenge

Hi guys!

Can I be honest with you guys? I miss blogging. I miss taking pictures, reading your comments, posting my work on here. And who's fault is it? Summer! I'm always outside, staying away from the computer as much as I can. Is is Fall yet?

Even though I don't post it here, I've been a busy bee! Almost every spare time is deidcated to knitting, and I have tons of new ideas! I'm still working on my Zébulon shawl in Skein Yarns Vintage Lace, and I have a few designs on the back burner as well, but there is a new mini collection taking form in here...

And now, what is this "self given challenge" I talked about in the title? Let me explain: I love doing lists, having this to do, having deadlines. I know, it might sound silly, but I love having a date, a goal in mind when I knit. Ok, maybe not that silly, but it helps me a lot in order to achieve something. So here is my self given challenge: I will try, as of September 1st 2011, to release a new design every 1st of a month! That means, on September 1st, stay tuned, because my Zébulon shawl will be ready and live!

That mean I should start other designs right away....
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