Between my furious crafting fest for the bazaar next Tuesday (ahhh, it’s coming up so fast!), I’ve been sneaking time to work on an Indie Design now & then. The prizes are pretty awesome & it’s been a lot of fun scouring the patterns and picking out gifts. It’s also nice working from stash.
This particular hat pattern is a fave of mine. I’m going to make another up soon, even!
The pattern is called Feathery Owl Hat, and it’s up for sale on Rav, which you can find by clicking here.
Sometimes, I’m surprised to find there are things I don’t actually know about happening in the fiber community. One of those things that took me by surprise recently is the Indie Designer Gift-along.
I managed to catch this early enough to quite possibly impulse purchased more patterns than I should have – but now the crafting portion is in full swing! I haven’t been keeping up on IG much, I admit, but I have managed to finish 2 GAL projects while also gearing up for my craft fair next Tuesday!
For now, I’ll leave you with a link to the Rav group where you can learn more about it – come work up a project or two and enter for some fab prize opportunities!
Welp folks, I finally got a new pattern published! I’ve been working on a bit of a side project lately, so pattern making has been put a bit on back burner. But I was feeling an itch to make something cute and straight forward. I found myself drawn, as usual, to baby items!
Hence this cute fairy flower hat and petal skirt. The version I made used the tulle under the petals option, but there’s directions for a two layer petal skirt, as well. It’s sized for 0-3 months and 3-6 months, so you can get those baby photos in pronto! (Seriously, get the pictures in before the kiddo figures out how to wiggle around so much!)
You can find this pattern up on the various sites I sell at, linked here:
There’s nothing more satisfying than finishing up a test. That feeling of having finished combing the pattern for errors, and also creating something brand new. Like, never made before, right? Something the creator thought up and put down in a pattern and I got the first go at it!
This blanket is one of those patterns I’m so happy to have tested – it was a really enjoyable project. The designer is great to work with & the pattern is flexible in that it can work with almost any yarn weight. I chose to do it in worsted weight because I have plenty of colour options, and the size I tested would make something along the lines of a baby blanket or a lap-ghan.
My finished project ended up being about 37″ across after blocking, and turned out so cool. My mother (happy birthday mom!) suggested that she should be getting it for her birthday (and it’s likely going to head that way, since currently, it’s being monopolized by Hiro as a nap blanket – cats, they do what they want, I guess).
This project was a joy to work on from start to finish – the pattern will likely be published in May, and when it is, I’ll post up a link for it! It’s written and charted, making it a really versatile & fun project to work on.
I may or may not have decided on a second one already – this time in sport weight black cables and rainbow Mandala (in Gnome) for the panels. I’m so excited to start it, too! Just gotta find some time in between designing.
Do you test at all? Would you be interested? I was thinking of writing a blog post about the testing process and how to get into it – we can always use more reliable testers to share the process with! Let me know!
Free patterns are the best – I think we can all agree on that! My recent freebie find that I’m in love with is Geraldine Allemand’s new free pattern – Easter Bunnies! (Ravelry Link / Website Link)
Geraldine very generously offered this pattern for free right in time for Easter crafting, and she translated it into English from her native French. The pattern is a spin on another free bunny pattern that’s floating around, but a few simple details make this one shine.
What’s to love? It’s all worked in garter – knit knit knit! It’s also very beginner friendly, and you can change up the yarns used to make it a stash-buster endeavor, as well.
I’ve been making up a whole army of them as gifts for my nieces & nephews this year. As you can see in my photos, they’re great little treat bags for the kiddos.
One change I made was giving them fluffy little ball tails instead of pom poms. My youngest nephew is 1 (happy birthday today, kiddo!) so I wanted to make them friendly to him and pom poms aren’t great for chewing on. I used Pipsqueak yarn for the tails and crocheted them – which at first that yarn was a little over-hyped for me, but now that I’ve used it on my… six bunnies… and counting, I think I’m sold. It works great for them.
These bunnies work up for me in a bit over an hour after I really got good at them, and they’re just so darn cute. You can see more details on my project page on Ravelry, if you’d like.
Don’t knit? I’m accepting orders for these little fellas in my Etsy shop until the 9th! Use coupon code “TWOBUNNIES” to get a discount when you order 2!
So, are you going to make some bunnies?! Well, hop to it!