Texture! There will be texture!

In my last couple blog posts, I have shown you a few elements that will be present on my new designs slated for August 1st. Today is no different. Today’s feature is texture. I love textured fabrics. Squishy cozy texture can make a garment really pop.

 

 

Now, these are just a few of the textures you will see. There are a few more and soon you can see them. I will have one more teaser before the release! I hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks. They are fun to put together! Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Spoilers, Sweetie!

Sorry, I couldn’t just ignore a Doctor Who reference. Yes, I told you I would give you some hints or…spoilers. We will start off small though and show you some elements of the designs. First off, I will show you that some of the designs contain Stripes!

Skinny Stripes

Wider Stripes

Colorful Stripes

Hope you enjoyed today’s spoilers!

Something Big, This Way Comes…

So, what has been keeping me away from the blog for so long? Well, I can’t tell you exactly what yet, but I can give you a hint. It’s something big! It’s coming soon too. Mark your calendars for August 1st, when I can unveil exactly what it is that’s been keeping me so busy. I am so very excited to show you, I can hardly contain myself. For now, I guess I will just have to give you hints of it here and there. Today, I will leave you with just this one picture.

Pretty colors, pattern, texture and yes, you do see some stripes! Until next time…

 

New Pattern for Malabrigo Quickies!

Hello all! Wow! Has it really been over a month since I posted? It’s been a busy month, that’s for sure. The blog is always on the “list of things to do”, but it always seems to be the very last thing and I never seem to get to the very last thing on my list. I must move it up on the priority list! One of the things I’ve been working on is today’s release!

Malabrigo is a fantastic company. Earlier this year, I did an interview on the Malabrigo website telling everyone just how much I love them. Recently, they added a fun new feature. Approximately every two weeks, there is a release for a “quick” pattern done in Malabrigo Yarn. The feature is called, Malabrigo Quickies!  This week, my pattern is the new “Quickie”.

The Roseway-shorter and wider version.

The sideways shawlette/scarf  is knit up in Malabrigo’s sportweight yarn, Arroyo. It comes in two different sizes A shorter/wider and long/skinny version. This bias knit shawl/scarf knits up super fast and each one takes less than a full skein making it a great project for those single skeins that some of us seem to buy impulsively (not that I ever do that).

long and skinny version

Generally, when I choose a name for a project, I use the project as inspiration. This time, though, it was the colorway. I used Arco Iris. Arco Iris is a variegated colorway. It is gorgeous and can vary a lot due to the hand dyed nature of the colorway. I have always thought it was one of the loveliest of variegated colorways. I wanted to find a way to use this colorway to it’s fullest advantage. That’s why I chose a garter body. Pairing that with the bias construction, you can virtually eliminate odd pooling. The knitted fabric made me think of Monet’s  The rose-way at Giverny by Monet. So, that is what I decided to call it, The Roseway.

Both versions can be worn a variety of ways: bandana style, wrapped several times, or worn over the shoulders.

I hope you like it! Stop by the Malabrigo Junkies for the official Malabrigo Quickies thread on Ravelry to see all the Malabrigo Quickie releases. Also, stop by my group and post in our chit chat thread. We’d love to see you! At the end of the month, I pick one random chatter to receive a free pattern.

I will try to make more time for my blog. I really should. I am always happy after I post:)