Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fundraiser for Elena Nodel

Elena Nodel provided me with yarn support a few times which was a blessing to me as a young, fledgling designer. When I heard that she had cancer and was asking for financial help, I wanted to bless her in return.

So I’m having a 20% off sale on all of my patterns to raise money for Elena Nodel’s cancer relief fund. The sale runs from April 22 to April 30 (Central Time) and all proceeds will be donated to Elena (everything after PayPal and any Ravelry fees).

Whether you can help by buying my patterns, donating directly to her fund (follow the link above!), and/or upholding her and her family in your prayers, I'd really appreciate it, and I'm sure Elena would as well. Thank you!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Myriad of FOs

Happy 2017!! It's been a while, but I always say that... And since it's been so long, I have a few finished projects to show you!

The first is a pair of mittens I finished almost a year ago. They were a present for a friend and I didn't want to spoil the surprise. My friend Khyrstyn loves butterflies and as soon as I saw Underwing from Twist Collective, I knew I had to make them for her. It took me a few years to buy the yarn and finish them, but I'm super happy with how they turned out.

I did finish the dark green shawl I mentioned last time, but I haven't blocked it or taken decent pictures yet.

Now for some Christmas presents...

A cabled hat for my lovely friend Mabs. She sent me a great picture of her wearing it.

And a beret for my friend Sharyssa. Here's a terrible picture of me modeling it.

Now introducing my awesome Chicago Cubs sweater!!!! I finished it on the last day of 2016. I need to weave in the ends so I can wear it on opening day in a few weeks.

And last of all, a pair of socks for my little brother. This project was part of Jenn Emerson's One Week Sock Challenge. I made it! Next time, I'm going to try socks for me. :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November Knitting and the Indie GAL

I've convinced myself that I need to stay up while my cranberry sauce cools, so I thought I might as well blog. :)

I promised one of my friends that I would make her legwarmers back at the beginning of the year, or earlier. She's a dancer and it gets pretty cold in the studio. I started them a few weeks ago, and finished yesterday. She loves owls, so I added an owl cable on both sides.

I'm working on a shawl right now. The pattern is Bricks by Justyna Lorkowska, a designer I really admire. She always has lovely patterns coming out. This is my first time knitting one of her patterns, but it probably won't be the last! (So cliche, I know.) She has a knit-a-long going on until November 30, which was my motivation for knitting this shawl. (Link goes to a Ravelry forum, which you need an account to see.)

I'm a bit in love with Instagram filters, and I adore how this photo looks... (Also, that snowflake blanket that my grandparents gave me last year...soo soft and cozy and in my favorite color. I didn't think I could love it any more. Then I discovered its beauty as a backdrop. *cue angelic music*)

As for the second part of this post...the annual Indie Gift-A-Long is going on right now!!! I'm not participating as a designer this year, but I encourage you to check out all the lovely designers who are. Select patterns are 25% off until November 30 at 11:59pm (EST). (More Ravelry links!) I've really enjoyed the GAL the past few years, and I'm sure it will be just as fun this year, if not more. I'm planning on joining in with a Modern Tartan Slouch by Talitha Kuomi eventually. We'll see if I get any farther than that... :)