Monday, December 21, 2009

A Flock of Christmas Gifts

So no one's getting sweaters this year due to my recent prolific design work, but I've taken a break to crank out some fun projects from patterns I've been admiring. First of all, the Flock of Seagulls wristlets, from the book Handmade Underground Knitwear. Here's number one blocking; number two is on its way.

Second up, a Destroyed Cowl made from exactly one skein of Dream in Color Classy in Cocoa Kiss. I'm a big fan of these almost black colors.

Below: Anyone for some yellow on yellow Malabrigo stockinette stitch on a snowy day? Me! Me!

Finally, grandma's getting socks, as usual, but I decided to switch up her expected pink/purple color palette a bit this year. You can find the free pattern for these here. These are from more Dream in Color, Smooshy sock yarn this time.

Hope everyone's holiday planning and celebrations are going well. I'm actually working on Christmas Day at the bakery, but after that I'm off to Michigan for five days! And now... off to the kitchen to bake the stollens I've been working on this afternoon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

3 designs in 3 posts

KNITTY IS UP! I am the King of Confidence, and you can be, too!

I'm particularly proud of this design because it showcases my very own handspun 2-ply. That and the fact that, a la Athena, it sprung fully formed from my head... I imagined it and then I knit it, with no ripping, no revisions, no tweaking.

Coffee time! It's my day off from the bakery, and I've planned a schedule that revolves around watching the last few episodes of Monk on demand and finishing up some knit Christmas presents (to be showcased in the next post). Enjoy the pattern!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Boots and Contracts

It's a brand new sock pattern, and it's free for everyone.

Anecdote for stressing out about new knitting design projects: Make something and share it. Some days I feel like I should be working harder on my knitting endeavors, producing, living up to a demand that, it turns out, exists for my patterns. As I get more opportunities to design, I've decided to only take those that allow me to make what I want on a schedule that works for me.

I made these socks to remind myself why I started writing down my ideas in the first place. And you can make them, too!

i wanna make a pair

Saturday, December 5, 2009

And now it's available here!

Link to the Milk Snake Cowl... $1.99!

Worked from 1 am to 9 am this morning; I think it's time for bed. Is anyone out there planning on going to the Bizarre Bazaar in Boston tomorrow? I'll be there shopping!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Pattern!

So there's been a lot of knitting secrecy going on here at Haus Weaverknits, and I can finally show you one of the products: My Milk Snake Cowl, available through Knit Picks!

I couldn't get the striped i-cord edging idea out of my mind for months and was just waiting for the perfect design to incorporate it. This cowl is easy and fun, with thick, cozy cables and the chance to showcase two buttons of your choice (I used two vintage square bakelite ones purchased at an antique store where the proprietor and I bonded for about an hour over a sort of large tackle box filled with buttons while Chris humored me).

Best of all, this pattern is only $1.99, as are all the new Knit Picks patterns! AND it takes only two skeins of any heavy worsted yarn... Knit Picks Gloss HW is heavenly. So here you are, just in time for Christmas knitting! Enjoy!