All posts tagged: wip

Self Love (a WIP)

Remember the yarn remnant box I pulled from for this month’s Relaxghan? Well I took it off the shelf this week to help it grow into the Self Love blanket! Advertisements

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Dutch Rose: The hygge is strong with this one

Major update: I’ve decided to turn this piece into a full on CAL – read more here! ••• I do my best work in the early morning. It’s when I’m thinking clearly, there’s peace and quiet, a cup of coffee, and me and my graph paper. A few days ago, I finished a huge project and I wanted to have some “play time.” Scheepjes | Stone Washed was calling me, but what would I make? A granny square starting to form in front of me, but I frogged it… nope. Not a granny square, but something just as comforting to me, if not more so. A hexagon.

Can I re-learn how to knit?? Plus my new WIP..

Before I jump into this fun story, go take a look at my new Yarn Shop page! That’s right, I’m working to open up my own yarn shop stocking Scheepjes Yarns for US customers. For now, you can get your hands on exclusive yarn&pattern kits – go check it out – I’ll wait here. ——————————— You back? Okay let’s settle in, where was I? Ah yes… once upon a time, I was a knitter. Surprised?? I actually started out my fiber arts journey as a knitter when I was in college. It wasn’t a whole lot different from now, as I was knitting every day with no end in sight, even sometimes cutting class to knit (sorry mom!). Knit and crochet were in the beginnings of making their comeback and us gals would meet at a cafe on campus and stitch the afternoon away. I made a ton of camis, sweaters, and cardigans, and I even made a blanket! Well, the beginnings of a blanket lol… These mitered squares were found at the bottom of …

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 …

A new VVCAL Blanket emerges

With my trusty KnitPicks Palette yarn, I’ve started a new Vibrant Vintage CAL blanket. You may remember this CAL from January – August 2016 – the Facebook Group has nearly 4000 members! You can find the 33 free granny square patterns in PDF format at Ravelry or at the post linked above.  In the meantime, check out this spiffy green version! Palette yarn is awesome and as the name suggests, there are a ton of colors – and some are even heathered.  I made one tester square to see what hook I was going to use – Size E! Then I had a serious planning sesh for my chosen squares – the recipient wants mostly three dimensional squares instead of flat ones. And some joining in progress! You can see a bunch of join options on the VVCAL main page linked above, or look through all the joining methods I show on my site. Or to see what some IG crafters have already done by browse the #VVCAL hashtag on Instagram. Looking forward to showing y’all …

Working on a NEW Desert Bloom!

Hi, y’all! Since late 2012 when I began designing crochet blanket patterns, I have gotten oodles of feedback, but had little time to implement updates. So this year is all about designing new patterns and taking time to update old ones. I’m even having them tested to make them more “user-friendly” for you lovely crafters.  The first pattern is Desert Bloom – one of my favorites!  Here is the original Desert Bloom Blanket. The border still gives me heart eyes. Did you know that Desert Bloom was based on a dress belonging to my middle daughter? Take a look at the quick preliminary sketch and the inspiration dress: And check out some Desert Blooms that pop up in the #DesertBloomBlanket Instagram hashtag… Now these are some real beauties! The color alterations and craftsmanship – it is an honor to have such beautiful pieces made from my patterns. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• There’s just something about those flowers, and mixing motifs in the design takes it to another level. I mentioned I’m having this pattern tested, and …

Hearthside Blanket: The WIP that I never want to end.

Seriously. I’ve had some convos recently about how quick I am to frog something that’s just not doing it for me, so y’all know I cannot stand having WIPs laying around… But this yarn is so fun to work with, I had to jump into a project knowing full well I’d have to promptly cast it aside.  At least the play time was fun!! Read my full review of Scheepjes Secret Garden, and see for yourself how beautiful it is. I describe it as a sort of thick and thin tweed.. and it has all these marly bits. Every stitch is a surprise 🙂  Maybe the most fun part of this WIP (and  also the saddest… but really the funnest!) is the fact that I sent all the yarn off to a lovely member of my NEW CypressTextiles Tester Tribe! I’ll have the page introducing everyone up and running soon.  Now Robyn Axelrod is testing the pattern, and for that I am so thankful. Her work is really beautiful and I know she has a …