October 31, 2013

indie designer gift-a-long!

About a week ago, a few people in the Designers group on Ravelry had the great idea that indie designers could get together, put our patterns on sale and offer a Gift-A-Long to help knitters and crocheters get a start on making gifts for the holidays.

So between now and November 15th, there are thousands of patterns on sale from indie designers, including all of my self-published patterns.

Everyone's patterns are 25% off when you use the coupon code "giftalong". There's a big KAL/CAL for two months (Nov.1-Dec.31) for these patterns as well. Join us at the Ravelry Group here to participate. There will be hundreds of prizes, fabulous projects, access to your fave indie designers, and lots of friendly, giftie chatter.

The group has a thread featuring all of the participating designers, as well as threads for each kind of project (hats, shawls, socks, pets, etc.) including links to Pinterest boards so you can see all the pattern photos at once. 

Happy gifting and Happy Hallowe'en!

October 4, 2013

orkney finished


Pattern: 'Orkney' by Marie Wallin
Yarn: Rowan 'Felted Tweed DK'
I finished this two weeks ago and forgot to post about it here. I love this sweater. I love everything about it from the fact it's made in one of my top 5 favourite yarns, to the symphony of colour and patterns and the little pewter buttons. I'm generally a pretty subdued dresser, but I love wearing this.

Here's the back. My photographer (the boy) failed to mention the 'blur' on the camera lens. No matter. You get the idea.

I want to start another fair isle project immediately, but I've already cast on 7 things recently, which might be a few too many...