Archive for October, 2015

Episode 48- Blocking

Today Julia teaches how to block your handknits. There is also a Rhinebeck photo montage at the end if you’d like to see what Julia purchased! Enjoy more photos from the trip below…

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I’m hopping in with an extra post to talk more specifically about One Skein Wonders for Babies, published by Storey Publishing and edited by Judith Durant. I am honored to have a pattern included in this fun and functional book!


Graphic Kitty is my first “officially” published pattern. I submitted it on a whim, really just to see what the process was all about. How wonderful that this cute little guy was picked! It is made from Fibernymph Dyeworks gorgeous worsted weight self-striping yarn. I love the grays- an easy contrast for little eyes to see. It’s great for beginners as the body is worked in one piece with the tags and face sewn in at the end. Older children (and even some adults!) will love the stripes and silly face as well. The limbs were inspired by the popular “taggie” blankets, and allow the kitty to be hung from a carseat or stroller.

 224_cGeneveHoffmanPhotography_GraphicKitty_OneSkeinForBabiesPhoto credit to Geneve Hoffman

My pattern, like the other 100 included, is made totally from ONE skein of yarn. How great is that? We all have that beautiful skein lying around and using it for a special wee one or a new baby of your own is even better. If you have used any on the other One Skein books, then be sure to add One Skein Wonders for Babies to your library. It’s comprehensive, including every category of baby wear (even onesies and diaper covers), as well as toys, blankets and accessories. I’ve already got a project from the book on the needles…

Be sure to stop by my Ravelry store to check out the kitty and my other patterns. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

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Today we make beautiful, fun and easy earrings with Sue!

Julia is working on finishing up Pikkuveli and her modified Knit.Wear.Love Rhinebeck sweater.

Sue created horsehair bracelets, porcupine quill earrings, and greeting cards.

Listen for the Dishcloth Diva giveaway!!

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