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Introducing the "Just Plain Mittens" Pattern!

Introducing the "Just Plain Mittens" Pattern!

At last, this pattern is finally ready! When you see all that it has to offer, you'll know why it took nine months to make! (Okay, so I didn't knit a lot during the summer... but this pattern did get super-tested!)

7 Awesome Things

7 Awesome Things

7 awesome, geeky, eye-candy-ish things to enjoy. Happy Saturday!

New Pattern Coming Soon

I have been working on this idea for almost a year, now: mix-n-match mittens, gloves, glittens, and fingerless gloves/mittens, all in one booklet. My original idea was to offer 4-6 different cuff and hand back options which could be used interchangeably with each other, in two weights of yarn and in all the above-mentioned styles.

Turns out, that is a LOT of work. Lots of samples to knit. LOTS of knitting. Wow.

I have not given up on the idea--I am quite enjoying the challenge. But I have decided to release the patterns in smaller chunks. Once I have several patterns completed and tested, I will release a collection.

The first pattern I will be releasing is the "Mermaid Tails and Dragon Scales" design combo. There will still be mittens, gloves, glittens, and fingerless mittens and gloves in the pattern, designed for aran-weight yarn. I will include a fingering-weight plain liner pattern. And here is what the gloves look like:

Are you excited? I am. The pattern is coming soon! :-)

Just in time for... summer?

Well, in amongst all my other goings-on, I have been working away at testing some of my hat designs from this spring. Today, I finally got a knitting pattern into my Etsy store. You can find this at www.mysecretwish.ca.

I have actually made another hat for myself, but am too impatient to wait until I get good photos taken of it before I put this in the store. I will add those photos later.

So, here it is, in all its glory: the Lucy Pevensie Tam! You can also find it on Ravelry here . Go check it out. And then buy it. :-)

Here is the tam being modelled by the adorable Zoe.

Lucy Pevensie Tam
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Knitting has been therapy lately--as I wait, and wait, and wait for our house to be moved. Now that this is done, I guess it is time to start working on the next pattern! (Since it looks like the move will not be until at least next week, now.)

But Lord, I stopped praying for patience a LONG time ago!... :-)

Okay, done whining now.