Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Simple Sevens Gauntlets

Finally a pattern for sale...I know, I know...you like the freebies. Still there has to be some sort of balance, right?

Here's the finished product:

Simple Sevens

This is an incredibly quick and simple knit. Perfect one skein project with (depending on the yarn type and yardage you use) should leave plenty of yarn leftover for a skinny scarf or a Caliometry. You can get the pattern at Ravelry via the little button over there under Patterns for $$.

I actually designed these for my aborted hike in Washington this past spring. Nice tight fit around the forearm with a longer finger area to keep them from slipping and still protect my fingers and palm from the rocks and ropes. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pattern Testing...

This is my most favorite part of the design process...the testing stage. I'm doing something new this go around though. I've taken on testers at Ravelry...brave women who are willing to torture themselves into learning a new knitting technique in order to take a stab at a brand new pattern.

I bow down to them...they're doing it for the fun of it...I did it because I absolutely just HAD to conquer Tunisian knitting and HAD to design a pattern to show off that perfect weave. HAD TO, I tell ya!

Of course, it's not as if the pattern is way hard. Really simple actually, it's designed to highlight the actual knitting...which is what I love about Tunisian. You can help but want to show that off.

At any rate, I am now driving several other women crazy with this pattern. Hopefully not too crazy though!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh My...

as if a rambling survival style blog and a hiking blog are not enough, I've gone and restarted a knitting/dyeing/designing blog. Mercy, I'm crazy!!

Alas, this is where you'll find the goods from my fiber arts adventures. Free patterns, paid patterns, yarn pictures and FO's (which are few and far between right now).

This won't be a crazy daily update kinda blog, just so you know...it'll be more of a just when I have something good to share. Yeah, let's just say that.

Welcome all to my world of fiber art insanity!