Lots doing in ChickenBetty Land lately! The new book comes out in just over a month and I have a plethora of new things in the works for late 2014 and 2015.
Before too many big things pile up on my plate I’m working to clear away a few little things. Storey Publishing is looking for pattern submissions for their latest 101 One Skein Wonders series of books and this time it’s crochet for little ones. I’ve dug out an older pattern that I never published and revamping it in gorgeous madelinetosh sock, as well a playing with another idea. You can see the baby bonnet here, it will be part of that set, and the gradient yarns (Freia Fine Handpaints sport and Louisa Harding Amitola that I can’t decide between) will become something else.
If you have a crochet pattern for babies or kids consider submitting! They are happy to accept previously published patterns.
I also scored a great old, but new to me book, that might help me make sense of long draw spinning. Here’s hoping.
The granny square project continues, I have enough yarn to keep going in until maybe mid-September, we’ll see.
I’ve been on a bit of a weaving jag lately.
Annie, myself, Kirsten and Amy, Team Designing Women!
Some friends and I pulled together and competed in the Fleece to Shawl competitions at the Mass Sheep and Woolcraft Fair. We came in 2nd place but had a wonderful time and the shawl is so beautiful!
We warped my little 22″ loom with Harrisville Highland in some bright stripes and spun a lovely Romney fleece from Barberic Farm during the competition – thanks to Peony the sheep for growing it.
But once I was home from the fair I just couldn’t stop weaving. I made the next 2 scarves on my daughter’s 10″ Schacht Cricket loom.
First with Valley Yarns BFL fingering. I used Sherwood Forest for the warp and most of the weft and a bit of Neptune for stripes at one end. This scarf is SO soft! I love it.
Then I went stash diving and dug out a super old, partial skein of Noro Taiyo Lace and paired it up with some 10/2 bamboo. This freaking thing – I WANT TO MAKE SO MANY MORE! It’s gauzy and soft and beautiful drape and the colors – OH the colors!
AND I might have written a book. :)
For those of you who can’t come take classes with me at WEBS you can have a volume full of ME on your bookshelves! I’ll have more details in the summer but it’s up for pre-order now.
I was running for the door
It’s Freebie Monday! A quick new knit to take advantage of your handspun yarns or just that single skein of special yarn you’ve been waiting to use.
My voice too rough with cigarettes
7 little granny squares of happiness.
7 squares done. I’m really enjoying the project, it’s in these perfect little bits that are so easy to fit into my life right now.
You’ve torn your dress
180 Project Square #7
Madeline Tosh Sock in Carnation – see that teeny bit of yarn on the lower right hand edge? 1/3″ was all I had left!
It is the birthplace of your dreams - Daft Punk – Beyond
180 Project Square #6
Madeline Tosh Sock in color Rose
Can you feel it? – The Jacksons – Can You Feel It – Single Version
180 Project Square #5
Madeline Tosh Sock color Ms. Taylor.
We found each other, in the dark - City and Colour – We Found Each Other In The Dark
180 Project – Square #4
Madeline Tosh Sock color Fragrant.
Each mini skein is about 10 yards and I’m using a D/3.25mm hook
The more I grow, the less I know. Nelly Furtado – Try
180 Project Square #3
Madeline Tosh sock in color Molly Ringwald. Squares are a standard 3 round granny square with a round of single crochet. Each is turning out to be roughly 3 inches side-to-side and about 4 inches from corner-to-corner.
..Americans in their patriotic jumpsuits. Cake – Wheels
Square 2, Madeline Tosh sock in the color Espadrilles, made July 4th 2013