Somedays you wake up and just feel happy. Today happens to be one of those days. After a great nights' slumber following 2 nights of little or no sleep, I awoke to the sunshine with thoughts of knitting on my mind.
I am currently knitting a small shawl pattern called 198 yds. of Heaven by Christy Verity. It is a simple lace pattern suggested for worsted weight but will look great in any weight, I think. I am using Rowan Summer Tweed and am enjoying the journey.
As you know, I knit (ha, ha). In order to knit I need some oh so fabulous yarn. Ok, I don't need fabulous but hey . . . I have been shopping a bit and found some yarns and notions that I are quite wonderful. There are some great commercial yarns out there and great sources to get them from. There are also some great internet shops and indie artisans that are worth mentioning as well. I have some in my stash that are making me wish I had 8 hands to have 4 projects going at once. I will probably be talking about them here from time to time.
There are a few yarns that I adore-and-drool-over-and-go-after-and-have-and-love-and-debate-whether-to-use-or-just-cuddle-or-just-display. This is happens everytime I go to my stash.
Friday, April 16, 2010
I am so proud to announce that I have published my first pattern on Ravelry. For those not in the know, Ravelry is this great social website that is geared toward fiber artists, designers. Folks who knit, crochet, spin fiber, weave, and sellers of all related goodies.
This is definitely something I did not think I would be doing. I am an unassuming person more inclined to watch the action than talk about it to the masses, but here I am.
I am a knitter, fledgling designer, wife, mother, daughter and so on. I learned to knit when I was about eight. It was fun, but other things got in the way and it was a memory that was turned into a new reality about 6 years ago.