Check out the two latest patterns from my partner in crime, Cindy Myska Colbert!
Above is the Versa Vest modeled, of course, by our Mallory. I say that like she’s partly mine. Mallory is leaving next fall to go to college and I don’t want to talk about it because then I’ll cry. But they’re partly tears of joy because I know she’ll have the time of her life. I’ll miss her. Maybe she’ll still tweet at me every once in a while.
Enough about that. Let’s look at Mallory’s feet, shall we? The other pattern is for the Tanzine Aura Socks!
Cindy wrote this sock pattern for her knitting students, and it is a perfect pattern if you’re a first time sock knitter. Lotsa great tips and tricks.
Remember, these are Cindy’s patterns, not mine. I just take the pictures and do the layout for her patterns. Cindy has recently started blogging, and you can read her knitfocused blog, Knit Happens. It’s a good read because she is a shaman, trust me.
Find the Tanzine Aura Socks pattern on Ravelry here!
And a few more pictures of the Versa Vest:
Last but not least, the designer herself, in her own design! I think she did a hair flip right before this picture.
I’m working on a Granny Square afghan. I consider this a swatch even though it’s rather large. Each square is 5.25″ (the nine squares above are about 16×16″). I had to stop here and block it because I wasn’t sure it was working. But now I realize it is working and I love it. I’m using a mishmash of heavy worsted/bulky yarns (mostly) from my stash. It was wonky before blocking, but a warm bath helped to even all that out.
I’m making it to “match” my living room. Which is hilarious because there’s already a crocheted afghan there (a big ass granny) but it’s blue and it must go.
The pattern I settled on is Flowers in the Snow by Solveig Grimstad. Free! I like it because of the circular centers in the squares. And you join them as you go! It’s tricky, but you can see quick progress if you want. And I definitely need to see the quick progress for a big project like this.
These pictures were taken in a dark room near the end of the day. Sorry. I’ll get better pics soon, but this should do for now!
I mentioned a while ago that I was going to be making some behind the scenes changes around here. One of the biggies, and the first that I’m getting around to, is that I’m changing how I offer my book, The Red Collection. In an effort to streamline my business before I really start school full time next fall, I’m simplifying things for myself. The bad news is that the book will no longer be offered in print. The good news is that I have a few copies left that I can sell to you. The other good news is that if you buy it from me, you’ll get the digital version, too, which has been updated to include the full text of the print copy.
If you’re interested in purchasing a copy before the book goes out of print, you can find all the information on The Red Collection page. I’ll be offering the last copies for one week, until March 15th. Thank you!
The Red Collection is now available exclusively in digital format! Find more information on The Red Collection page.