September 30, 2012

and a new pattern

My pattern Contours is now up on Ravelry. They're knit in Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino Fingering in 'Nocturne', which is a lovely yarn and colour. These are a great meditative knit, with their sinuous cables. Now that the weather's turning I've been pulling these out a lot.

My testknitters were so fabulous, and I'm grateful for their help. It takes a village.

Happy October!

September 23, 2012


Just a quick note to let you know that my 'Expectation' cardigan pattern, which originally had been published through the Sanguine Gryphon site, is now re-released and available for download here on Ravelry.

It's knit in 'Eidos' - a wonderful yarn which is still available through The Verdant Gryphon.

Hope your weekend was fabulous.

September 20, 2012

more matchy boys sweaters

Pattern: Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash colour #1960 (teal) and Knitpicks Swish worsted in 'Cobblestone Heather' (grey)

My Mom has a wonderful friend she's known for about 43 years, who lives in Tasmania. She's visiting at the moment and she's a knitter. It's been a bit of a tradition the past few years that she and I exchange knitterly sorts of things, so I made these for her two grandsons. It's going into summer in their part of the world, but I hope I made them big enough they can use them on chillier days now and again when it cools down in 6 months.

This pattern was fun and good for the cable fix I was craving. I'm not crazy about knitting patterns twice, especially in such quick succession, but I didn't mind this one at all.

Has anyone read this book? I'm reading it right now (thanks to this thread on Ravelry) and it has a lot of food for thought about how our approach to clothing has shifted dramatically just in the past few decades.

Now that much of my non-work life is filled with family activities again I needed new 'waiting time' reading material. Also very happy for fingerless mitt and sweater weather.