Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Corone

"Corone" knit hat pattern by Alexandra Tinsley

"Corone" knit hat pattern by Alexandra Tinsley

"Corone" knit hat pattern by Alexandra Tinsley


Malabrigo Worsted (Frank Ochre, of course) + Cables = Love

Full details on Ravelry here

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Just a hat

Not a new pattern, since it's basically a variation on Occam's Beanie, but I saw these three skeins next to each other in my stash and felt an irresistible pull to hatify them.


Dull Roar- Knit hat by Alex Tinsley


Dull Roar- Knit hat by Alex Tinsley


The yarn is Malabrigo Worsted, in Lettuce, Frost Gray (a very purplish skein), and Water Green.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Twinkletête

My brain is absolute soup today so I'll keep it short and sweet:

Dull Roar: Twinkletête hat knitting pattern by Alex Tinsley

Dull Roar: Twinkletête hat knitting pattern by Alex Tinsley

Dull Roar: Twinkletête hat knitting pattern by Alex Tinsley


New hat! Glittery yarn! Fluffy alpaca! Faux-layers! The brim is Malabrigo Rios, and the body a poofy, sparkly yarn from Berroco called "Flickr" which I am absolutely loving the heck out of right now. It's got a great mix of drape and airiness.

Full info is over on Rav this-a-way, or, of course, you can buy now :-)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

One-day Donation Drive for International Gay Rights

The brilliant Bristol Ivy has been organizing a veritable small army of designers to offer up some of their pattern proceeds to benefit gay rights during the Olympics- a small way of doing some good in the face of the human rights violations that have been taking place in Russia lately, causing this year's Olympics in Sochi to leave a bad taste in a lot of our mouths.

There are, quite honestly, not a ton of causes that I feel very passionately about, but this is one of them.

And so, tomorrow, February 7th, the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, I will be donating 50% of the proceeds from any of my stranded colorwork patterns to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (many designers are offering rainbow patterns but I didn't have time to crank one out, so... this is the next best, I figure! Hooray for colors!)

These patterns include:



























New to colorwork? Don't be intimidated, it's really not that bad! All of these patterns only require you to use two colors at a time, and Zam, Chevzam, and Phoncible never have you strand over more than a few stitches at a time. If you just want a little taste, Snoway only has a few rows of colorwork, and Varia and Pétoncle have just a few more. A Most Bespeckled just has a few polka dots, and is great for people who want more practice controlling their tension! There are tons of tutorials on youtube to get you started off right :-) 

Let's paint the town rainbow, y'all!



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