Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chicks for spring!

I finally finished editing my little chicks pattern! I've probably made about twenty of them so far. I also had some wonderful test knitters on Ravelry test out the pattern, so I think that all of the kinks have been worked out and the pattern should be very clear and easy to follow.
These make a wonderful quick knit and are lots of fun for spring. They would go wonderfully in an Easter basket or make lovely decoration. For the pattern visit Ravelry.

If you are interested in buying some small chicks and you live in the Eugene/Springfield area, I have some (as well as a few other items) for sale at Glory Days Antiques through my friends at Colby Cottage. They have been quite popular and I've been knitting like crazy to keep up with the demand. There is also a slightly bigger one (an earlier version) for sale in my etsy shop and as always, feel free to send me a message on etsy to request items. Happy spring everyone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy third birthday!

My nephew's third birthday is coming up in a couple of months and I got an early start on his gift. I saw the idea for this snake in Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Toys, which I recently lent to a friend. Being the impatient knitter that I am, I ran out and bought some self-striping sock yarn and made my own pattern. With a few simple increases and decreases, most of the work was just knitting in the round and the yarn did the rest.

I'm quite happy with how he turned out and I can't wait to give him to my nephew. I still have to wait another month or so. That's what I get for starting early! It's better than rushing to finish last minute, though.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pattern designs in the works

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy! I've gone into designer mode. I submitted my monster rattle pattern to the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program and it has been accepted! I just sent my bio and a picture and it will hopefully be up on their website within the next couple of weeks.

I am also in the process of having another pattern test knitted. This is the first time I've done this and it has been a wonderful experience. All of my test knitters are so nice and their feedback is really helpful. With a few small changes, I hope to have my pattern for knitted chicks up in the next week or so. They are lovely and perfect for spring.

Another pattern that I'm working on is for a bunny rattle. It is a variation of my monster rattle pattern. Is simple, quick to knit, and also great for spring.

As soon as I knit a few more samples and type it up, this pattern will also be appearing on my ravelry page. I'm really loving pattern designing. More coming soon!