Sharing: A New Design from me & possibly A New Book for you!

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I am excited to announce that I have a new design in yet another of Iris Schreier's fantastic books.

One + One: Wraps, Cowls & Capelets: 29 Projects From Just Two Skeins

I fell in love with the double eyelet lace pattern a long time ago and thought it would be lovely in some of Art Yarn's gorgeous and decadent yarns. The cowl is reversible and joins together Beaded Ensemble and Cashmere Sock. While I was working up the pattern, I did not want the knitting to end. These yarns are truly luscious to work with and the desire to keep knitting with them is overwhelming! I also believe that if you are going to have something around your neck that it should be as soft as possible and what could be softer than cashmere and silk?

You can see all the other designs from the book on Ravelry.

If you would like to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment by 10/3/2014 3:00 pm EST. The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and will be announced the next day, so don't forget to check back!

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 28 Sep 2014 21:01 -  Tags: contests,published designs
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The Pillbox Hat

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Here is something new from me in the pages of
Vogue Knitting's, The Ultimate Hat Book.

Photo Courtesy of © Sixth&Spring Books

This was a fun one to design! As you may know, I love blue, so when the little package came in the mail from Soho Publishing with 2 blues, I was delighted. I am honored to have one of my designs in this book with so many other talented people.

Coming soon...

My adventures at the Nordic Knitting Conference (long overdue!)

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 11 Dec 2012 10:45 -  Tags: published designs
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Isosceles Excitement!

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I just returned from the Nordic Knitting Conference (up for discussion later) to find this!

Copyright 2012 Artyarns

This is my new design featured in One + One: Hats by Iris Schreier. It is called the Triangular Wedge Hat and is made from 2 skeins of the decadent and delightful Artyarns Cashmere 5 in 2 different colors. I am so excited to be a part of this book and can't wait to see my copy when it arrives.

You can also see more pictures here, here and here.

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 09 Oct 2012 14:58 -  Tags: published designs
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Back to The Regularly Scheduled Program

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The days are getting shorter and the nights colder and the knitting from the Stricken-zimmer is calling to me.

Things have changed a bit and bluegirl has been taking a rest as may have been noticed by the lack of posting here. I have been busy taking care of my back, which has been giving me fits for some time and doing this. It has been busy, but I am missing my needles and missing designing.

I do have a couple of things to share though over the next few posts. I managed to finish a couple of new projects and had a new pattern published in a book a while ago that I never shared.

The Trinity Stitch Hat from 60 More Quick Baby Knits In Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

Copyright by Sixth&Spring/Cascade Yarns
60 More Quick Baby Knits Photography by Jack Deutsch

When I finished designing this hat, I borrowed a friend's baby to take pictures and now cannot find them. I think they must have been deleted from the camera. This hat is so cute on and I wish I had the photos to share!

I do have some photos of new knits that I finished this summer and will share those soon.

I hope everyone had a fun summer! Now back to the regularly scheduled program.

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 03 Sep 2012 08:28 -  Tags: published designs
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Back In Action

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After a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends, I am back in action and ready to share some new knitting!

Last year, I did some design work for Nature's Luxury and now I can share it with you! These mittens and leg cuffs are knit with Foxen Sheep from Nature's Luxury. This yarn is truly a unique wool in a beautiful array of colors. Clara Parks did a fantastic review of this yarn, which is worth the read.

The pattern can be found for sale here and there is also a kit that can be purchased with the yarn here.
Happy Knitting and Happy New Year!

Author: bluegirl -  Date: 18 Jan 2012 20:19 -  Tags: published designs
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