My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Archives for December 2014

New Project

I’ve been working on a new project for the past week. It’s the Woodfords Cardigan, designed by Elizabeth Doherty and it is from Wool People Volume 8.

The original was made form Brooklyn Tweed Loft, but I wanted a softer yarn, so I opted for Madelinetosh Merino Light. I am using the “paper” colorway. Here’s my progress so far:

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This is not a design for beginners. It is such a clever design, worked in sections with lots of short rows for shaping. Because of this, the pattern is 12 pages long. That’s the top back completed, and one top side front completed as well, I’m just starting on the other top side front. So far, I have found the pattern directions to be flawless.

Onward.

Well, after we are done doing this.

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Squares

Thank you so much for all your nice comments about my Sanquhar Cowl! The pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry, here.

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For a limited time, until noon eastern time this Friday, December 5, the price of the pattern will be $3.00. After that time it will go up to its regular price of $5.00.

The design can be worked using any two colors of fingering weight wool. You just want to make sure you pick colors that have enough contrast to show the pattern to its best advantage. I do love it in black and white — I think that makes it particularly striking somehow.

Speaking of Squares

I have another book to review:

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This is The Big Book of Granny Squares: 365 Crochet Motifs by Tracey Lord and it’s from Interweave. It’s available in both eBook and hardcopy formats, and if you follow the link above, you’ll see that it is on sale right now.

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The book is what is says: a collection of 365 motifs to crochet.

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The hard copy is spiral bound which makes it lie flat when in use. Each granny square pattern has its own page.

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As well as individual patterns for each of the 365 motifs, there is a very detailed how-to section in the front of the book with illustrated instructions for a number of different crochet stitches.

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There is also a lot of detailed instruction for joining squares.

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I showed this book to a young lady in my office who crochets, and her eyes lit up. She mentioned that she was working on a granny square scarf right now, and that this book would be a great source of inspiration for further scarves. Not to mention afghans and other items.

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My co-worker was so delighted with the book that rather than offer it up in a blog giveaway, I am passing it on to her. 🙂

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 Loki would like to report that he is working on his winter coat. Being floofy is integral to his being!

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