Flowers, Lace and a shooting star

Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek

Wow, my new Freebie Knitted Home for the Cake is a shooting star – and Hot right now! Thanks everyone for taking a peek, queuing  or adding it to your favourites! I’m really amazed at how popular this design is! When I started putting my patterns up on ravelry I would have never dreamed of this…

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The craft must go on and here is some eye-candy of what I’ve been working on.  A new knitted dishcloth is taking shape, I don’t want to say to write too much about it yet – but it looks amazing in a solid color. Also in a solid color, my new shawl pattern features all-over lace and garter stitch. It works up fast, not sure about the release date yet. The golden version looks stunning, but I really want a multicolor version, too. Because I happen to have the perfect handpainted skein sitting in my stash, waiting for a chance to shine. It is often difficult to find a pattern that works with short color changes, especially a lace pattern. Well, we’ll see how it works up… Next pattern to be released on Saturday is a crochet scarf. But not any old scarf – a C2C scarf with flowers. I love to tweak C2C, to add a little something to make it more interesting. My knobbly Wrap is quite popular, and because spring is (hopefully) here soon, I found a way to add big flowers to the blocks.
Thanks for reading, happy crocheting and knitting!

Tribbles on the bridge!

This week’s Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek is a short one. My WIPs are multiplying like Tribbles! Nevertheless, I gave in and wound my golden skein from Fyberspates into a center-pull ball. It’s now all buckled up in its yarn home and ready to become a sassy spring scarf. I should finish another knitted shawl first, but when I have an idea I need to know if it works. So WIPs are strewn all over the place and scribbled notes have taken over my desk. This week is all about getting things in order and making a pattern release plan. If I can keep myself in check, there will be a knitting pattern released Sunday, the Neon Bubbles Shawl.
Have a great week and happy crocheting/knitting!

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Ruffles, miscalculations, a yarn barf and more Ruffles

Hello everybody, it’s time for another Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek!

It’s been a busy week so far, I released my first pattern for a crochet pillow on Wednesday (find out about the Woven Stripes Pillow here). And I finished my Neckhugger Scarf (to be released Saturday). Still need to take pictures, but it is freezing outside and I have yet to find a good spot in the house. Since yesterday, I have a group on ravelry (have a look), where you can find chatter and info about my patterns and show your FO’s.

The Neckhugger (top picture) is designed to use up one skein of fingering weight yarn. For some reason, ruffles have been on my mind lately. The pictures on the bottom show my two crochet patterns with ruffles — a pillow (left) and a blanket (right). I’m particularly happy with how the blanket is turning out, a pentagon! I plan to release both pillow and blanket at the same time with a special discount

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Can you spot my little visitor? The robin has its extra bowl because a blackbird always chased it away from the bird feeder. Being the underdog sucks, so I came up with a solution. 😀

There is only one knitted dishcloth compared to two crochet ones, and it’s high time for another knittig  freebie! Knitted on the bias with a reversible slip stitch pattern it’s interesting to work and has a great texture. Maybe I’ll finish this in the next few days and release the pattern next week… Maybe I’ll have a sudden inspiration and start yet another pattern (although I really shouldn’t). Which brings me to the great yarn barf that was once a bag. Another one of my miscalculations, like the knitted pillow that turned into a crochet pillow because the knit pattern was simply a pain. Sometimes what you see and what you get are two totally different things. Well, this yarn barf will now be a wrap, I really hope the pattern I chose works out this time…

Thanks for reading, happy crocheting and knitting!

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Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek

It’s time for the first Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek! Yeah!

Every week, I will show you what patterns I’m working on – not the full project, only a little sneak peek! I hope my yarn gossip will be fun! And help me to actually finish something. Which is something I’m really bad at – so a little pressure is welcome.

My next knitting pattern is a shawl worked sideways – an easy and relaxing knit. I bet everybody has this one skein in his/her stash that defies all patterns. No matter what you try, nothing looks right. But sometimes, simple is best – a bit of stockinette, a bit of garter stitch. I plan to use up the whole skein, see how long the shawl can get.

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I love to combine colors that you would never expect a sane person to combine! The green yarn in the photo is actually neon green, but together with the white it isn’t as overwhelming as you would expect. The shape I choose is an octagon in combination with different stitches – crossed stitches, clusters and mesh.

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This weekeend, I’m going to release a new pattern for a snuggly cowl – here’s a little eye candy for you:

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Thanks for reading, happy hooking and knitting!