Well, there were not as many requests for the Sprout sweater, but it is available in my Ravelry pattern store for a small fee ($1).


Fresh Pick

I needed this, a quick and sweet project to forget about the previous two botches sweaters.  I’m happy to report that Sprout was knit without any ripping, tinking, back-tracking, or whathaveyou!

This top-down, seamless knit turned out exactly as I had hoped.  Funnel neck, round yoke shaping, 3/4 sleeves, and I bit longer with moderate ease to allow for some growing room.  Perfect.


So, do you want it?  For free?  Let me know, because I have yet to possess mind-reading capabilities (damn it).  I’m thinking that when this blog post gets 100 comments, requesting this pattern, I’ll post it for free on Ravelry.com.  GO!

In which another mistake is discovered…

Snow White.  I weep for you.

Apparently, when I was knitting the body to my Snow White sweater back in October, I managed to skip an entire section of repeats.  Fast forward to this week when I joined the sleeves and completed the raglan shaping, twenty stitches short. 

That’s right, I had to rip back, place the sleeves back on holders, and continue ripping back all the way down to the waist.  At least it’s not all bad, the sleeves are finished.  I also recall the body not taking an exorbitant amount of time anyway.  More or less, I’m just disappointed with my self and the giant brain fart or blow to the cranium I must have had at the time.

There’s also two sweaters in a row that I’ve managed to botch.  Go me.

Etsy Front Page – Again!

At 11:oo pm EST, my new Celeste capelet made its début on Etsy’s front page.  I’m probably way more excited about this than I should be, but for good reason.  My first Etsy shop, for all of my kettle dyed yarns, only made the front page once in the two years it has been active.  My new shop, dedicated to ready-to-wear handknits has only been around since mid-December and my items have made the front page twice.  I must be doing something right.
I’ve got some more Mrrrphmrrf Cowls (in cream, gold, blue ming, lime, red-purple, and pumpkin) that will be listed in BitterEnd next week.  Keep an eye out!

Contest Giveaway!

I haven’t hosted a contest in a while, so let’s have a little fun.  In honor of publishing my newest pattern today, the Celeste capelet, any purchase of any of my patterns (through Ravelry) will put you in the drawing for a free pattern of your choice.  The contest begins today and runs until February 28th, 2010, at 5:00 pm EST.  There will be FIVE lucky winners!


You must be a member of Ravelry to buy patterns from my pattern store, which is right here.  Each individual design purchase will get your name put in the drawing.  If you are the selected winner, you can choose any pattern for yourself or, if you like, I can send it to the person of your choice as a gift.  Good luck!


Let’s see, one miscalculation can completely fuck up a sweater.  I have proof.  The new pattern I was working on had spot on gauge for the width, but not so much in length.  It wasn’t so much that I didn’t notice much until I came up to the shoulders.  I’ll get back to re-writing one day, but not today.  Probably not tomorrow with.  Or next week.  Just looking at all that work make me want to bust out a blow torch, but who wants to waste the good wool?

I’ve diverted my attention back to my Snow White sweater that was started back in August.  Just touching the Malabrigo (in Paris Night) is enough to make me forget all about the abomination-sweater.  The body was finished a while back, along with one and a half sleeves.  Honestly, this could have been completed ages ago.  It’s time to remedy that.

Two Things



(another Mrrrphmrrf Cowl for my Etsy shop)

And two…


(this is the project I promised pictures of a few weeks back, but we just photographed it this morning.)

As for the new design, almost finished.  With the Rocky Horror Picture Show (which was this past Saturday), time just was not as abundant as I would have liked.  I hope to finish this one by the weekend.