Ooops! I forgot that yesterday was Thursday…Yeah, I know! It’s summer, things get kind of wild around here in the summer! Anyways, better late than never is this week’s Random Thursday Flash Sale Pattern! I bring you the Hyde Park Cardigan at 50% off with the code HYDEPARKRANDOM at checkout until 1pm tomorrow! Enjoy!
So, a couple months ago, my son asked me to knit him a blanket. He’s four. All things in his world revolve around bright bold colors. So, I knew when he asked me for a blanket, he would want a bright and bold blanket. He confirmed this when he told me he wanted rainbow colors. I set about trying to find a pattern that I could just pick up whenever. I don’t have a ton of time for free time knitting, but I do try and fit some in everyday. Often, there are doctor’s and therapists offices and times spent waiting for older kids to come to the car or hockey games that are too intense for projects requiring concentration. I like to carry something I have memorized or easily looked up on my tablet. The Walt Painted Chevron Blanket by Danielle Romanetti, was just perfect. I did make a few changes. I omitted the pfb direction as I just prefer not to do those. I also, centered the middle garter chevron grouping. I also added an additional repeat to the width. It came out to about 32″ w x 37″L.
Choosing yarn took me a while. The only brand suitable, which had all the colors I needed in stock somewhere was Cascade 220/220 superwash. I went with the superwash. I wanted to make sure that if dad (or anyone who isn’t familiar with non-superwash wool) needed to wash it quick and threw it in the was,h that all would be cool! Colors…well I let my toddler pick them. He did a really good job, too. This came out perfect as a cuddle blanket for him.
Well, it’s Thursday and you know what that means for the next couple months, Random Thursday Flash Sale! This week’s pattern is from 2011 and has options for a boy or a girl! It’s the Little Momo pattern! From now until tomorrow 10 am CST, you will receive 50% off Little Momo with the coupon code: RANDOMMO. Thanks for stopping by and also notice the new link on my page to connect you with my Facebook page! Stop on by there and say hello! I’d love to see you!
This week’s random pattern is: Pigwidgeon!
With the code: RANDOMPIG at checkout, you will receive 50% off until 10 am central tomorrow! It seems sort of appropriate that this ended up being the random pattern as it is also the model’s 4th birthday today!
I promised you a peek at my new design and I will deliver…just a tiny sneak peek, though. The design will be a women’s cardigan in Malabrigo Sock. I hope to finish this up the sample at the end of the month when I finish up some non-self published designs.
The colorway is called Ivy and it is gorgeous. I can’t wait to show you this when it is finished!
Now onto the other news. I finally made a Facebook page! You can stop by here. You can like my page and keep up to date with my daily comings and goings. I plan to post somewhat regularly and will probably do some fun things, soon.
Ok, so I now I said it would be next week, but I’m back already! How about some fun? Pattern sales can tend to wane in the spring/summer a bit so to fill the time between my releases, I thought I would do something fun. I will randomly choose one pattern a week (on Thursdays) to have on sale for 24 hours at 50% off. So, until 10 am tomorrow, here you go!
To start things off, today’s pattern is: Sky Blue Sky. Use the code, RANDOMSKY at checkout for 50% off this pattern.now I said it would be next week, but I’m back already!
So, it’s been a while since I posted. The spring has been very busy around here, not just knitting-wise, but also just life in general. It’s not about to slow down quite yet. I suspect until I reach June, things will be kinds of wild! When I contemplate what I need to get through in a day, the blog posts always fall to the bottom of my to do list. I never quite get all the way through the list! Well today, I moved it up the list a bit.
I can’t really show you what I’m working on quite yet. I will have a snapshot of a self published design in progress next post (which I hope will be next week.) So, I thought I would show you some of the lovely yarns I’ve acquired lately.
First up is Malabrigo Mecha. Have you seen this yet? Yum. Mecha is a fluffy, bulky, superwash, single-ply from Malabrigo. it is WONDERFUL! You should definitely check it out. The front skeins are the colorway Hojas and the one in the background is Azul Fresco.
This color set is the April Club offering from Sunshine Yarns. Aren’t they lovely. I chose the Classic Sock base.
And finally, this is the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2ply. I got this to knit my toddler a Drangey sweater. Yes, it’s a men’s pattern. I am going to size it down to toddler size.
Thanks for stopping by, guys! See you soon! I promise!