Friday, September 21, 2007

Busy Crafty Katie

Like I said, I've been dyeing a lot of yarn lately.

Just add dye, steam set,

And knit, knit, knit!

It's not done yet. It still needs it's ribbing on the sleeves.

I was dyeing yarn for my etsy site, and I fell in love with this colorway. I was just so thrilled with how the colors all worked together to create an almost heathered knit. I'd also been wanting a shrug to keep off the fall chill, so I decided it was time to put my crafty where my mouth is and knit up a shrug with some of my own yarn.
I had considered the glampyre knits one skein wonder, and although I like it, I wanted something with a little more coverage. Also, I dye my yarns in a two skein dye lot (right now), so I created my two skein wonder. It takes about 400 yards of worsted weight yarn. I knit it in about 12 hours of knitting, so it is an awesome project for a long weekend, or a fall vacation.

I'll be writing up and publishing a pattern in the coming weeks. Squeeee.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Calling all knitters

Like I mentioned in an earlier blog. Tis the season for planning for winter. I'm working hard on writing some knitting patterns, and now it's time to find a test knitter. I'm looking for someone who is an experienced knitter, has a reasonable stash, and wants to get some free knitting patterns.
Here is the scoop- I have 3 patterns I am working on- a pair of cable knit handwarmers, an earwarmer/headband and a clutch purse. I understand what I mean when I say k1, m1, p6 but I want to make sure they make sense to someone other than the little knitting voices in my head.
I will provide you with the pattern, you use your yarn, send me corrections and a photo of the finished project, and I send you a corrected pattern! Simple, fun, and a great way for me to have people test my patterns and you to get a free knitting pattern.

If you are interested -email me at and we'll chat.