Monthly Archives: September 2015

Virescent Collection Winner!

My Virescent Collection patterns had a nice reception last week — it was so much fun to watch them be queued and favorited.  I’m excited to see some FOs in the months ahead!

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I blocked the sixth design over the weekend, and have been swatching on the seventh.

I had 6 commenters on the last post, and the random number generator chose “5” for me — that’s you, Eileen!  I’ll send you the collection right now — please let me know if they don’t come through — and you’ll receive future patterns as they’re released.  😀

Thanks for your lovely comments, everyone!

The Virescent Collection is LIVE! Discounts and a giveaway…

I can’t believe I began work on these designs in April…as someone not known for her patience, it’s been hard to hold them back over the summer!  But it gave them time to be tested by some lovely knitters, and to be edited and re-edited about three dozen times by me.  And finally, the first five patterns of The Virescent Collection are finally up on Ravelry:

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Moving clockwise around the collage, they are:

Leandra Scarf, knit in Traveler Aran from The Plucky Knitter

Lisanne Mitts, knit from Primo Sport from The Plucky Knitter

Linnea Cowl, knit in Playtime Worsted from Marianated Yarns

Shelby Hat, knit in Playtime Worsted from Marianated Yarns

Danica Cowl, knit in Squishy from Anzula

Four more patterns will follow in the upcoming months…a shawlette, bulky scarf, mittens, and lightweight slouch. The full collection (current five patterns plus upcoming four) and individual patterns — plus all my other published patterns! — are 20% off on Ravelry until the end of day on Friday!

As you can tell, the recurring motif throughout all the patterns is the large central cable.  Matchy matchy!  My intention is that knitters can choose from among the offerings for hands, heads, and necks, and then choose suitable bases from their favorite dyers to make up a set, if desired.  Feel free to branch away from green.  🙂

I’d like to give away a copy of the ENTIRE COLLECTION to a reader, both the five current patterns and the four upcoming ones!  Just comment and name your favorite of these designs, as well as give me a way to reach you (Rav name, email, etc.).  I’ll choose a name at random at the end of the week.

On that note, I owe a copy of the Adriatic Stole pattern to TERRI who commented on that post — Terri, could you let me know how I can get that pattern to you?  Thanks!

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New Pattern, Discounts, and a Giveaway!

Yay!  After a few months in the works, I was finally able to release my Adriatic Stole on Ravelry this morning.  To celebrate, it and all my other patterns are 20% off (no code needed) until the end of day of Friday, Sept. 11.

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I’d like to give away a copy of the pattern to two commenters, as well — just let me know which of Marianated Yarns’ gradient colorways you would use to knit it, and be sure to leave me a way to contact you (such as Ravelry name)!  I’ll choose two names at random on Friday night.

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Speaking of gradient colorways, this one — Smooth Sailing — is so very lovely.  The yarn, Scrumptious HT (high twist) is one of my faves, too — so pleasant to knit, and it drapes like a dream.

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If the gradient looks vaguely familiar, it’s because one of the individual shades (Sea of Glass) appeared in my Emmeline Wrap:

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Thanks, as always, to my wonderful sis for the great photos!  I’m grateful we didn’t get eaten alive by the giant spiders covering this otherwise picturesque bridge!

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ZZZZZZZZZZZ…….

I spent about six hours on this Saturday bending the pattern for *these mitts into shape…

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Now my brain hurts and I want to take a nap.  The kids will look after themselves, right?  😉

*Lisanne Mitts, coming soon!