All posts tagged: stone washed yarn

Paid -> Free = FUN!

Hi, y’all! Today in the spirit of the Autumn Refresh, I wanted to tell you about three of my older patterns that I browsed through and decided to convert to freebies. Yay! Ravelry pattern links Gumball Four Square Wildflower Autumn Refresh is all about pressing pause on new content and going through your existing body of work to see what needs a freshening or if anything can be “reused, reduced, or recycled.” I find that I am constantly dreaming up new content and just having a “set it and forget it” mentality for my previous works. Along the way I’m finding it important to make a habit of cultivating existing content for the folks who are just stumbling upon CypressTextiles.net for the first time. Okay, so let’s jump right into it, shall we? The three patterns I’ve converted to freebies are: Gumball {Click image to see original blog post} Gumball holds a special place in my heart as the first pattern I ever wrote. I always tell the story, but after I made my first …

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Wildflower FO Reveal!

Look out world, Wildflower is finished and she is a stunner! Teresa Davis (Facebook) sent me the results of a beautifully styled  photo shoot of her finished piece. She has graciously provided all of the photos for this upcoming pattern and all of the related social media and blog posts. Wow! I gave my Wildflower blanket pattern a serious facelift in a whole new yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed. Read more about the yarn and where to find it (as well as some yummy progress pics!) in the previous post. Or see my full review of this luscious yarn! The new Wildflower pattern update will be coming next week as I wrap it up for y’all, but for now you can enjoy Teresa’s photos as they are a feast for the eyes.  A wild flower in its natural habitat ❤️❤️

A Wildflower grows…

I am so excited to share this pattern update with you all! My popular Wildflower Blanket is getting a makeover! I promised myself that in 2017 I would begin updating all of my patterns, starting first with the most popular ones from my Ravelry Store. So now I present Wildflower! It’s a work in progress as the lovely Tester Tribe member, Teresa Davis is busy testing the pattern and has provided all of the beautiful photographs for this post, and for this I am ever so grateful ❤️ She is also the lucky one playing with all the that Scheepjes Stone Washed color!  Find Stone Washed at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. I can’t wait to show you more photos, but for now you’ll have to wait for the blanket to block until I can show off the FO Reveal 🙂 If you haven’t seen this piece before, I suggest you head over to the Wildflower Ravelry Pattern and check it out. These circles are about to be transformed …

What’s in a (pattern) name?

Do y’all have as much trouble naming your projects as I do?? I meditate and ruminate and contemplate and deliberate, and then at the end of it all, the name I choose has to “grow on me” before I start to love it.  Shown here is one of the first hexie prototypes for this blanket. Sometimes you can just name a blanket based on its form, and that makes it easy. “Popcorn Hexagon Blanket” was almost the name of this piece, but I thought it was so boring and cold, especially for a cute pattern that’s about to form epic popcorn diamonds when I join more motifs… So that means sometimes you have to name a piece based on what it looks like and how it makes you feel! Difficuuuuult… But here goes.. What my WIP reminds me of: 60s Space Age  2 words: Space boots. Salt water taffy!!   Maybe I’ll call it the Space Taffy Moon blanket. For now I’m just calling it  “Moon Landing.” While working on this WIP, I generated a …

Mixing Yarns for a New Project! 

Hi, y’all! I’m planning a new project and I pulled a few different Scheepjes* yarns to  mix it up. These may have slightly different weights, but if you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’m definitely not afraid to cross yarn types, even if they’re just “close enough.” I’ll mix in a heartbeat!  Yarns: Colour Crafter* – 4 balls – My yarn review Stone Washed* – 10 balls (2 duplicate colors not pictured) Softfun Aquarel* – 6 balls Ran these gorgeous yarns through the Prisma app for some fun!  And here’s my plan for this project. My upcoming free pattern: Moon Landing Blanket! Stay tuned! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the links marked with an asterisk*. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and it helps keep CypressTextiles going!