This is a one button cowl made with a super bulky variegated yarn. It is bold and oversized and features a 2" coconut shell button that can be fastened in any hole in the stitching to wear the piece tight or loose. This is 90% acrylic and 10% wool so it is warm and easy to care for. This can be yours for $30
Good morning! (or good whatever time of day you happen to be reading this!) As I mentioned last week, I'm having a sale, clearing out my sample and one of a kind items! This will likely be something I will do periodically, so keep an eye peeled! I have made an album featuring the sale items on my Facebook, so if you don't already follow me there, you should! You will be able to find all of the items over there in this album, but here is a sample of what you will see! If you are interested in any of these or the pieces on Facebook email me at email@example.com!
Did you know that even if you are the very first person reading this and you immediately went to my Facebook album, you have already missed some of the items I had for sale? "How can that be??" you might ask...well, its because you didn't sign up for my mailing list and there was totally a sneak peak! Mailing list subscribers had 24 hours to shop the sale ahead of the public, and they scooped up some items before it all went live! Boy, I'd sure hate for this to happen to you again! You should definitely take this opportunity to sign up for the mailing list right now!
Hello! I hope you all are enjoying last week's free pattern! If you didn't see it pop on over and give it a look! Next month I will release the companion pattern to this one, I'm so excited for you to see it! In the meantime I thought I'd update you on some personal projects I've been knocking out! If you remember back when I took a trip to the knitting and crochet conference I came away with quite a yarn haul! My favorite was a skein I bought from the StevenBe booth that was a Beach Bum hand dyed beauty! The color way was Weeping Angel, which is a Dr Who reference I believe (not my particular nerd-dom) and it was beautiful! I started working with it right away crocheting a granny shawl, but when I got home I decided it deserved a much nicer pattern!
As it turned out, after finishing that pattern I still had a good amount of yarn left! Those hand-dyeds aren't cheap and I didn't want to let it go to waste! I took a guess at how much was left and found this lovely pattern called Feathers of Pharaohs by 10 Hours or Less. In the end I had a very stressful game of yarn chicken and just barely had enough to finish this pattern!
For next week I'm hoping to have a pile of one-of-a-kind items up for sale! These will be things I've either made to try out fun yarn, or made to test patterns and a person can only wear so many scarves so I need to clear some things out! I'm not going to put them on my Etsy since they aren't really part of my line, instead they will likely be in a photo album on my Facebook (so make sure you "like" me!) that you can comment on to buy, first come first serve! I will also make these available early to my mailing list, so if you aren't signed up, do so now!
Its time! Its finally time! I have a pattern ready for your consumption! My first written out and published pattern ready to move your hands in loopy motions! But first, just a touch of back story!
Have you guys heard of Caron Cakes? They came out of nowhere as a Michael's store exclusive and everyone lost their damn minds. I wanted to be cool about it and not fall in love, but honestly, a big cake shaped mass of yarn with color changes...no one is that strong! Its soft too, so that helps! Right after the holidays Michael's had it on sale for $5 per cake and I knew it was a good time to stock up, I went in looking for the cream of the crop colorway: Rainbow Sprinkles! Turns out I was the only one at my local Michael's with that goal in mind because whoa, it was pretty much all they had left! I checked my impulses at 4...I have regrets.
The pattern that follows uses just shy of 1 of these bad boys, but save what's left because I made a companion pattern (going up in February) that will gladly take up the scraps left from this one! And now, ladies and gentlemen...
Spectrum Slice Scarf
This pattern is not sponsored by Caron or Michaels, I just like the product! You will see unrelated ads below but an ad free PDF version is available in my Ravelry Store for $2.00!
Hook Size: US J/ 10 (UK 4; 6.0mm)
Yarn: Caron Cakes Rainbow Sprinkles (1 Skein)
Notions: Tapestry needle
59 fdc (or chain 61, dc in 3rd chain and across, 59dc); turn
Row 1: ch 2 (does not count as a dc), dc2tog 1st & 2nd sts; 1 dc in each st across; turn
Row 2: ch 3, sk 1st dc; dc in next dc; *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc* across; turn
Row 3: ch 1 (does not count as a sc), sc2tog in 1st dc and ch1; sc in each dc and ch1 across ending in ch3 space; turn
Row 4: ch 2, dc in 1st sc; *ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc* across; turn
Row 5-112: repeat rows 1-4 27 times
Row 113: repeat Row 1
Row 114: ch 2, dc in each dc across (2 sts)
Break yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends.
If you are on Ravelry please give this new kid on the block a favorite and add it to your queue! And if you make one I'd love to see photos! I'd be so tickled to see one made in every colorway!
Also in pattern testing I made it in Bumbleberry and its so lovely!!
I will be the first to admit it, I really fell off with the regular posting! I'm sorry about that! The reasons are pretty simple, the holiday season is a busy time for the handcrafter! They also, I think, would be pretty boring to the outside observer...yes I was all over the place, but all over the place doing the same things on repeat. I was making the same things, I was selling the same things, not really much to write home about! This is by no means a complaint, just maybe not the most compelling reading! Next year I hope to have a back log of posts ready to go to keep everyone entertained during those times when I feel like I'm on repeat!
I have a lot of exciting personal/creative goals for this year that I can't wait to share with you! I'm excited to have some time to try out some new techniques, new materials, and learn new things, while also slowly building my for sale stash back up before the mayhem hits again! The first thing you will be able to look forward to is my first toe dip into the world of pattern publishing! I have 2 patterns written and ready to go, I just need to get them tested. I hope to have them published by the end of January! If you have any interest in trying your hand at crochet pattern testing please let me know, I am not at a point where I can pay someone, but I always appreciate and extra set of eyes! Lets grow our talents together!
For the immediate future I'm hoping that another live craft sale or two pops up before the winter is over, but if you are sitting there shivering please check out my Etsy shop, there is still plenty of great stuff!
And finally, here is a quick rundown of my most recent sales...so at least there can be some photos in this post!
Check back next week...I promise I'll be here!!
I make a lot of stuff...I pretty much never stop making! Every Thursday I will post here about things I've made. It will be mostly crochet, but not entirely, and where I can I will include tutorials or links to how I figured out how to do things!