Friday, February 20, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Synergy shawlette in Creative Knitting Magazine

I am very pleased to tell you that my shawlette pattern Synergy is in the current issue of Creative Knitting Magazine! Spring 2015 is looking bright and lovely.



This is a variation on my Double Deco wrap, which is huge and long. Synergy is much smaller with different shaping and striping and is perfect for spring. A quick knit with simple details!

If you can knit, pick up stitches, and decrease, you can do this. Pick 4 colors and go for it!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rainbows and Unicorns time

Pure knitting joy. Rainbows and Unicorns!




Every color in Ewe Ewe's line (that's 20 colors!) in glorious rainbow alignment. You can also use 
 scrap yarn, there is a yardage breakdown on the Ravelry pattern page.





This was so much fun to create. If you like knitting garter stitch and working the occasional short row, this will be your jam.




There are so many color overlap possibilities. How you wrap it makes it look so different each time. I'd love to see this in a gradient yarn, color-changing like Noro or an ombre...








Rainbows and Unicorns wrap
knitting pattern pdf

$5.99

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Winter will be Different

So. I have long underwear on, and mixed feelings. I love my long underwear, they're comfy and warm... but wearing them means that Winter Is Coming (or here), which is a little scary.




7 years in southern California made me realize I am not a Winter Person. I just don't like it in long stretches. A week or two? Awesome! Snow is fun! Warm clothes are nice! Four months? Kill me now!

And last winter was BRUTAL. If you live in a place with actual seasons, you know what I'm talking about. It was my first winter back in the midwest, and nearly made me turn right back around again. As a born Wisconsinite, I am ashamed to admit that, but there you go.




But. THIS WINTER IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT! It will, because I am going to make it way better. Seasonal Affective Disorder, bite me. Maybe you'll join me in some of these fall/winter activities to make the cold months more enjoyable!


1. Exercise
Warming up from the inside! So far I've instituted a "One Solo Dance Party Per Day" policy, which has been fun. Even when I don't make it to the gym, once a day, I drop what I'm doing and boogie by myself.



2. Weather-Appropriate Crafting
You know what's fun? Making something warm and then wearing it to be warm! Very satisfying.




3. Seeing Family and Friends
We're all in this together! Sharing the time with people you love is key to surviving the long cold dark months.



 4. Tea
Lots of hot drinks. Stay hydrated and happy.



5. Travel
Let's face it, sometimes you just have to get away for a hot minute. I'm planning my February escape to California as we speak.



Do you like the wintertime? How do you handle the cold months? Leave a comment and let me know your tricks!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Styling Cape Vertigo

Have you been tempted by all the amazing cape styles out there this season? I know I have. Capes are a warm, stylish, practical way to stay warm when dressing up or down. They are very versatile and it can be a little intimidating to know how to wear them. 

In honor of the Holla Knits Selfish Knitting pattern sale, let's take a look at three different ways of wearing my Cape Vertigo pattern, shall we?

The first thing you should know is that Boots are a Cape's best friend. Got some boots? You're more than halfway there to creating an awesome #capelyfe look.
   
Look 1 - Like a Boss: Cape + Jeans, Jacket, Boots

Can't touch this.
  
Wear your bad-assest boots, leather jacket and snug jeans. Wrap the cape loosely around your neck starting with one end and fling the other end over your shoulder.


...Or center the cape on your neck, gathering the length into some cozy ripples. Let it hang.



Look 2 - Sweet n Cozy: Cape + Dress or Skirt, Boots, Legwarmers or Tights



Wear a sweet skirt or dress, legwarmers or tights, and your favorite boots. Wrap the cape flat and tight around your neck, keeping the rolled collar exposed, for a smooth shoulder warmer.

  


Look 3 - 70s Office Glam (just go with me here): Cape + Dress Pants, Blouse, Gold Belt, Gold Bracelet, Gold hoop earrings, Attitude





Just drape it on top, casual-like. Yeeaaah girl. Now swagger.

Let's continue to pretend I've photoshopped the remote shutter out of my hand.


Look 4 - On Your Lap: Cape + Sitting Down

The coziest lap blanket of all time.

Get in there.


Cape Vertigo is on sale for $4 this week! Head over to the Holla Knits site to get the pattern at a discount this week only.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hat patterns on sale!

Hey fiber friends, don't miss my 30% off pattern sale on all the hats in my Ravelry shop!

Use coupon code HATSHATSHATS at checkout to apply the discount, or click here to start shopping.

Get your holiday gifts done with these sweet, quick hat and headband patterns. Pictured L to R, top to bottom: Stegosaurus Cap (baby version), Melt Slouch, Gitana, Quick Fancy Headbands, Urchin Shell, and Pincushion.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Finishing up the KAL




My Knit Along with Ewe Ewe (and you?) is wrapping up! Today is the final official day of the Double Deco KAL and I posted about it over here.

I am in love with my new Double Deco wrap!




I knit really loose and it is HUGE.







It's officially cold in Chicago, so I have been using it constantly. Stay warm, fiber friends!