Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's Fall, Right?

I have mixed feelings about rain... I hate getting soaked, but I love being indoors looking and listening to the gray world through the window. Though this morning, I'm leaning more towards dislike with regards to rain, because it seems to have brought back the warmth and humidity of summer with it. I mean, its 73 degrees with 100% humidity.... on the last day of September...

I'm a bit bitter because I am excited to finally wear all of the hats I've been making, scarves I've pulled out of the closet, and that cardigan I finally got around to blocking. I know the cold weather will be here soon, but I'm too impatient! I have too many knitted things to wear!

This week I finished a cozy new headband design. The pattern is not available yet, but I am preemptively sharing the finished sample. It seems like my projects as of late have been "secret" submission pieces, and I want to actually share something I've been working on. 

This headband is knit in the round lengthwise, like a long tube to fit the circumference of the head, and then seamed at the edges. The headband is also reversible, featuring a honeycomb pattern on one side and rows of crossed stitches on the other. Double the design and double the warmth!

The sample pictured used one skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (Worsted, 50% Wool/%50 Alpaca, 215 yds/100g) in Winter Rice. I'm currently working a second sample in Malabrigo Rios (Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 210 yds/100g) in Pearl Ten.

Once I finish writing the pattern, I will put a call out on ravelry for test knitters. If you are interested, put your ravelry name in the comments and I will earburn you!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Micalet beanie is now available!

If you follow me on any other form of social media, then you know by now that my newest (and first) pattern, Micalet, is now available on ravelry. Now I can officially divulge all the details!

Micalet is a slightly slouchy beanie that has integrated cables and eyelets designed for fall weather. It is warm, yet breathable to ease the transition into cooler weather. The hat is made with Toil and Trouble Cadence, a worsted weight yarn that is 100% Merino wool, plied, machine washable, AND beautifully hand-dyed by Ana Campos (who also took these amazing pictures). The colorway used in the pictures is her newest color Slate.

As promised, I'm offering a 20% discount on the pattern for all of my blog readers! Just use coupon code "blog20" at check out on ravelry or click here to go directly to check out from now until September 13, 2015!

P. S. I' like to pose this question to all of you --- what are you supposed to do with your hands in pictures?! Besides knitting of course lol.