Itty Bitty Kiddie KAL with prizes!

Are you knitting for a little one (well, even a not so little one)?  Pick a pattern any pattern (not just mine) and consider stopping by my group  for the Itty Bitty Kiddie KAL! Sign ups have started! The actual KAL will start September 1st, but a few days before I will start posting group questions. It will run until September 30th. These questions are just for fun, so there’s no pressure. It’s just sort of a “get to know you” type of thing.  I will also be getting together a “badge” for your project pages. I have a really cute idea, I just hope my toddler cooperates.

I have some prizes set aside including: a skein of Stroll Tonal Fingering colorway canopy, a skein of Malabrigo Rasta colorway Coronilla, and a skein of Lorna’s Laces Green Line DK in Carol Green and Zombie BBQ. I will see what else I can get together for prizes. Hopefully, I will find some fun stuff.

Also, until September 15, kids patterns in my store will be 15% off. No code required.

Again, I want to reiterate that this is not only for my patterns. Any pattern is fine!

Ok, so the picture below really has nothing to do with the KAL. I’ve just been messing with my new camera and photoshop and well this is what you get…a picture of my stuffed frog with yarn.

Oooh Shiny!

Hello there dear readers! It has been too long! We’ve been ridiculously busy around here working on new projects, deadlines, and getting ready to send the kids back to school next week. I have been a bit distracted this week. I am working on new projects and designs, but I got a new camera! Seriously, my other camera was really lacking. I would take literally hundreds of pictures and maybe two of them would be usable and only if my subject stood completely still. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get a 2 year old to stand still? No? Well, it’s pretty difficult. I have been playing around and having lots of fun with my new toy (Nikon D3100). I went entry level into the DSLR market. I really quite love it. There is really no comparison to the old camera (which was a point and shoot). Luckily, I do already know a bit about cameras. Back in the olden days, I had a non-digital SLR and took several photography courses in college. I’ve taken this week to get back into that train of thought as far as photography goes.

Luckily, I also had a pattern ready for photography! It’s been so hot and humid here, we have not wanted to do this shoot during the hottest daytime temps. Since my model is not a morning person, we waited until about 7:30-8:00 pm. It was perfect. We didn’t have the bright sun to contend with or the sweat inducing humidity. So, I can now give you a sneak peak of my next pattern. It’s a shawlette and it is nearly finished being test knit and tech edited. It’s called, “Anonymous Vampire”.  Don’t worry, I will eventually do a nice post to explain this “interesting” name. I hope you like it! Stay tuned, I think it’s release is right around the corner!

Anonymous Vampire

Come meet Miska! New Pattern Release!

If you remember from last week, I mentioned that I would have a pattern coming out early this week. Well, I had intended that pattern come out on Monday. But, Twist Collective was fresh on everyone’s minds (and why wouldn’t it be! GORGEOUS!). So, I decided to hold off a bit and release at another time. Well, now is that time!  I give you, Miska!

Miska is a top down raglan work with a contrasting color for the edgings and a cute little ruffle. It comes in a wide range of sizes: 3m[6 m, 12 m, 18 m, 2T, 4T, 6, 8].

Miska was knit up in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed Cotton. The main color is glacier and the contrast is gardenia. This yarn knits up a beautiful fabric and shows details very well. The twisted rib front shows really well.  But, this would work up in a wool just as nicely too.

The top is a little difficult to classify. It’s sort of a shrug, a cardigan, and a top all rolled into one. it would work well over anything from jeans and a tee to a little sundress. It’s really quite versatile.

Let’s not forget the cute little model! Adorable, isn’t she? My test knitters really seemed to like this test knit. So, I am going to take that as evidence that it is a “fun” knit. So, there you have it, Miska! Stop by Ravelry and say hi in my group, The Tofu Shack. Still thinking on the KAL for next month. Hopefully, I will have more details soon including what I will have for prizes!