Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nothing much here

So I'm what you might call new to the design game. The Milky Way Scarf is my second pattern up on Ravelry. And it just tickles me pink to see that people seem to like it! Those little hearts are just about the greatest thing to see increase. But anywho.

On the knitting front, I've resumed progress on a couple of my lace pieces. I've completed the star and transition chart of my Laminaria Shawl. I'm really happy to be done with the star chart - not my favorite stitch. Nor is the 3 into 9 stitch thing you have to do in the blossom chart, but I have to admit the effect is very nice. But it's so fiddly!
Laminaria in progress

Yes, that photo was taken on the back of a very obliging cat who was sitting in front of the picture window.

Yesterday, Mister Comfypants and I went to the next town over to see The Hurt Locker (which is a great movie, by the way - very intense). But we got done with our planned errands too early and had time to kill before hand. I'd noticed a thrift store we hadn't hit up before, so we headed over there. And I found these fabulous vintage creamers.
Vintage Souvenir Creamers
Now, they've nothing to do with knitting, but aren't they great? Pants and I love Mount Rainier, and I love beautiful small containers, so they are perfect. For something. I don't know what yet.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Pattern: Milky Way Scarf

I'm pleased to announce my latest (second!) design: The Milky Way Scarf.
Milkyway scarf

The scarf is knit from 400-450 yards of fingering weight yarn - I used a sock yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Midnight Derby. The lace pattern is quite simple, but creates an elegant effect. The undulating edging and random yarn overs evoke the night sky. The pattern is charted.

Milkyway scarf

The pattern is available for free (FREE!) download at my Ravelry pattern store, or at the Dancing Ewe Yarns website.

This is the secret design I've been talking about the past couple of months. I submitted it to the Dancing Ewe's scarf from sock yarn design contest and am completely thrilled that the pattern took first place in its category of Opera Scarf. A big thanks to the Dancing Ewe and the illustrious judges for the incentive to design my first lace piece.