I had a wonderful weekend, how about you guys? My little-cousin-who-is-like-a-sister-to-me (and who is not so little anymore!) came to visit and we had a grand old time. We spent Saturday kayaking with the Fiasco’s family and Sunday strolling through the beautiful Wickham Park and the fantastic Coventry Farmer’s Market. I even convinced her to model my upcoming Beribboned Hat design for me. 🙂 Here are some photos from the day:
|These were as big as my head!|
|We made a furry friend!|
|I almost took this little furry friend home with me.|
This is the worsted weight version of my Beribboned Hat design, which is also the 2nd project completed from my Year of Projects list:
The yarn is discontinued Sanguine Gryphon Codex. This version of the hat is less slouchy than the DK weight version and uses a tiny bit of contrasting yarn knit into i-cord instead of ribbon for the bow. I liked it both ways so instructions for both will be included! The pattern is in testing now and should be available around the end of the month.
And before I forget: congratulations to Lisa from Wicked Artsy, she won the needle/mini-skein/free pattern giveaway from last week! Thanks for spreading so much Shoelaceswitcher Designs / Woolen Diversions love. 🙂
Finally, I received some exciting news today: Malabrigo Yarns accepted my design submission for their Malabrigo Quickies series! Malabrigo Quickies are 1- or 2-skein patterns from independent designers that are featured every couple of weeks on the Malabrigo blog and other social media outlets. There is a call for submissions open right now and the program fills up quite quickly so submit soon if you are interested. My design won’t be released until late January but I still can’t wait! Malabrigo was the first yarn that I fell in love with and it’s still my go-to for holiday gifts and comforting knits, so I’m really psyched to have one of my designs associated with the company.