Happy Days

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.
Aww.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Happy Days

  1. What?!?! I won 🙂 Yay!
    Love the hat! Glad you had a great weekend and it sounds like so much fun. Mine was great too 🙂
    And finally: Congrats on getting accepted by Malabrigo, I think that is spectacular !

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