Gift-A-Long: Part 2


I am soooo happy– finally a hat to fit my Sweetie. I have started on this massive ‘knitting initiative’. I have never really knit things for the holidays, but the Indie Design Gift-Along 2014 gave me a reason to start. I like the Gift-Along because it seems like a gift that keeps on giving. I enjoy knitting and I will admit that my heart feels joy whenever I receive compliments on my knitting. It has been five years since I first started and I can say that each year has gotten better. I have met so many cool knitters and learn so many different things. I will admit that cables still scare me and socks are on my to-do list. I can brag showing my first finished hat, Dreiecke by Shannon Cook. I used Malabrigo yarn– my favorite. I am planning on making another one.

In my Part 1 blogpost about the Gift-Along, I shared several pictures of potential knit projects. My cousin has an upcoming birthday party in two weeks so I am happy to announce that I found a perfect cowl for her as well as a nice beginner’s cable cowl project. Here are my other KAL projects:

Lucky No. 7 by Jenny Faifel

Windrow by Bristol Ivy

Filtering Daylight by Suvi Simola

Snow Ghost by Aimee Alexander


Gift-A-Long: Part 1

Hi Knitting Friends,

I am so happy that Ravelry exist. While looking at patterns for my family and friends, I stumbled upon a knitting blog called Dull Roar. Knit designer Alex Tinsley surprised me with her fabulous knit patterns. Also I would have never knew about the Gift-A-Long. As a knitter I try to do my diligence and share cool stuff to my knitting buddies. The details about the Gift-A-Long are listed by clicking on the Gift-A-Long icon below. The highlights about this cool Gift-A-Long is that over 300 designers have offered a small percentage off on specific patterns and in turn as you knit these knitted goodies you share your FO so that everyone can *drool* see the end produce.

Details of the Indie Gift-Along

The Ravelry Gift-Along begins Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm (US-EST) and runs through Wednesday December 31st at midnight (US-EST).  If you use the coupon code giftalong2014 between Thursday November 13th 8pm (US-EST) and Friday November 21 at 11:59 pm (US-EST), you’ll receive 25% off any of the patterns in this bundle!!

GAL14_logo-400If you click the icon above you will connect to the Gift-A-Long Forum and see more information about patterns, types of knit goods, descriptions of prizes. I love the fact that Ravelry becomes the gift that keeps on giving. I enjoy knitting and most times my knit items end up with a friend.

Below is some items that I am considering…

Group 1


Potential Designers

White Shawl Swan by Toby Barna

Holden By Mindy Wilkes

Beeswax Cowl By Amy van de Laar

Leafy Greens By Shannon Squire

What are you looking at knitting?

Knitting is my weakness

Knitting…oh how I love thee.

Hello knitting friends,

I have been struggling for several weeks. Struggling to figure out what my next knit project will be. Don’t laugh (or at least not in my face) but I really feel a little anxious when I don’t have a challenging project on my needles. I am working diligently with my long term Kate Davies Funchal Moebius project. It’s a cool project to have on the train, but it’s growing like crazy.

Buchanan and Foxglove designed by Kate Davies
Buchanan and Foxglove designed by Kate Davies

For several weeks I have been eyeballing Kate Davies new Yoke book. I haven’t been able to think of anything else. Okay >>>>smiles<<<< I’m kidding again. Can I just say that I am in love. I love color work, it’s my life. So I will be charting new territory because I have never made a cardigan before. Those colors in Foxglove and Buchanan have just made my day.