$28.46 GAL

Hi Knitting Friends,

I had such a busy weekend. I almost felt like I went to work because I was so busy. I had a nice time spoiling my partner with a dinner, movie, and shopping. It was nice because normally we are so busy resting from our work week– having a nice change to celebrate a birthday was a good change of pace.

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Today I made my purchased from Ravelry’s annual Indie Designer KAL. My contributions of $28.46. I selected over 30 patterns during my first review of eligible patterns, but then limited my choices based on the likelihood that I would start the pattern within the next 6 months. I plan to make Gramercy, Onward, and Bathurst for the Indie Designer KALs.

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Alicia Plummer– Paperwhite, Fresh Mint

Shannon Cook– Onward

Laura Chau– Bathurst

Corrine Walcher– Not Just Boring Dude Socks

Hunter Hammersen– Gramercy, Marooned

 

 

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IG Saves me AGAIN

Hey Knit friends,

I am surprised at the small amount of guilt I feel for not update my blog for over a month. My last hiatus was for 6 months with good reason. I acknowledge that I experience a couple of ‘unmotivated’ seasons mostly when the seasons change. I completely withdraw from people and have very little energy to do anything. Luckily, I have been doing better at surrounding myself with knitting friends and I look forward to Thursdays at my LYS.

SO many of you may be wondering how IG has kept my spirits alive. Below is a photo from my Instagram (IG) feed. These socks are everything to me— the color and texture. Katie a dear IG buddy buzzed me a few days ago to remind me that this sock (plus 2 others) are FREE with the pre-orderĀ  of Hunter Hammersen’s new book “Fine Things for Plain Occasions” for a limited time (until November 24, 2015).

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Photo credit: Found on IG

 

I have been using Instagram (IG) more then Facebook or telephoning people. My partner has started sending me direct messages daily with pictures of pomerian. Eventually we will get another dog. It’s funny because the dog pictures she shows me never fails to make me laugh.

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Photo credit: Found on IG

 

Friends, who do you like following on IG knitwise? What is the next project that you can hardly wait to get on your needles?

 

 

Indie Designer Blitz

Hi Knitting Friends,

It’s been awhile. October wasn’t the best month, but somehow I managed to get through it. I started job hunting two months ago. Three interviews later for three different positions– now I’m on my way to an ‘in-person’ interview. I am fighting to stay optimistic. I know that I want to see some changes in 2016. The holidays are a week away and my favorite time of year is just starting.

Indie Design GAL 2015

Last year was my first year supporting Indie Designer knit/crochet handmade wear . I enjoyed shopping for patterns at a small discount and participating in scavenger hunts. This is Ravelry’s chance to introduce you to over 400 designers and there is much to see. Here are the rules on how to label/tag your projects. I’ll probably stop by soon to share what I hope to knit during this time.

The fun doesn’t start until Thursday, November 19th @ 8pm EST. The large KAL2015 (insert garment type) runs from 11:59pm US EST on Thursday, December 31. Projects made before this are not eligible for the GAL.

So this is a great idea for purchasing items for knitting friends/family members. I used my Ravelry Favorite bundle (tagged as GAL2015) to tag items that I want to purchase in the future.What’s in your pattern gift bag? FYI…for tech savvy crafters– Pinterest will also have boards specifically for the Indie Design GAL (coming soon).