New Pattern: Go Buffalo!

PHEW! Another week is flying by here and I am still waist deep in knitting ALL THE THINGS! I’ve had to rip out so much stuff lately. I just knit a sleeve on this thing I am working on, THREE TIMES! I kept changing things and I am glad I did it, I much prefer how it looks now, but sometimes, you just want to get done! I am at that point. In good news this week, I released a pattern!

This little cardigan is so much fun! It is knit from the top down in stripes, with a collar/buttonband that is picked up. I had a blast knitting this. The pattern itself was completely unplanned. I had been looking for a cardigan in similar style for a sport/dk weight yarn and couldn’t find anything that I could modify to my liking, so I wrote my own pattern. When I saw the yarn it made me think of my favorite hockey team. So, I knew it would end up a ¬†Buffalo Sabres cardigan. The colors reminded me of the Old School colors that I loved so much.

The cardigan has fitted sleeves and a bit of a longer body. I think it has a bit of a vintage style to it. Of course, if you aren’t a Sabres fan (the horror!), you can use any colors you like. You could pick your favorite team. One of my testers used her daughter’s favorite colors and striped two different shades of orange. Another tester of mine, used self striping yarn. You wouldn’t have to stripe it all, if you didn’t want to. There are a lot of options!

Another great thing about this pattern is that it is sized from 6m to size 8! ¬†It also looks just as cute on a little girl. Besides, what kid doesn’t look adorable in stripes?

Thanks for stopping by this week. I hope to do another post before the weekend with those swatches that I promised. Unfortunately, the entire household has been hit with some sort of bug, so I was not able to do it last weekend. Let’s hope I get to it this weekend! No more sick kids!

How is it October already?

WOW! That went really fast!!! I am sorry blogdom for ignoring you for so long. I assure you that it is not on purpose. If it’s any consolation, I am hoping for a new pattern within a week!

Busy Busy, that’s all I can say really. I have been absolutely SWAMPED with work. But, hey that’s good for everyone right? Me being busy means you get to see more from me and it means that I am not bored and such. I actually can’t even show you what I’ve been working on mainly. That will change somewhat. I have two patterns that I am working on right at this moment that I will be able to share with you. One pattern is for a cabled child’s pullover and hat set. The other is a women’s cardigan. Both are being knit up in GORGEOUS yarns.

I will be showing you swatches next post! I swear (unless it’s a pattern release post). But, look for those this weekend! Seriously, I can’t wait to show you these gorgeous designs. Both have cables, which is great because I am really feeling cables right now.

We finished up the Itty Bitty Kiddie KAL! How fun was that! I will definitely have to do that again some time. Lots of us finished projects, some won yarn, and I shared recipes for playdoh, fingerpaints, and some dips! Check out the thread in my group if you missed anything.

Leaving you today with something I haven’t done for a while! Random yarn picture! I got this yarn recently. It’s Indigodragonfly Merino Sock in the colorway Captain Tight Pants. Seriously, best name ever. Of course, this is referencing Mal Reynolds from Firefly. Ahhh, Nathan Fillion. You are indeed Mr. Captain TightPants.