I designed an infinity scarf! I am calling it Penny. When we got Rudee I wanted to call her Penny. Freddy wasn't on board with that name. Tiny suggested Nickel as a good name for a puppy instead. He is a funny kid. I had an order from the farm for an infinity scarf. I haven't been taking custom orders this year, but I've been keeping notes and I really wanted to get this pattern put together. So I took the order and I went up to Chelsea Yarns and I found this Fable Fibers Novel Yarn. The colorway is Lucky Penny. It was just the yarn I wanted for my pattern. The reason I didn't use our farm yarn is because we are just about sold out!
I wanted lots of eyelets, but I wanted beefed up eyelets. So I came up with the mesh pattern. Then I used a pattern for the body that I just love.
I am really thrilled with how the pattern turned out.
I was overwhelmed with the response I got on Ravelry when I posted this project. There were many people asking to buy the pattern and I also got many offers to test knit it.
So I am happy to say the pattern is in the works and being tested and hopefully I'll have it published and available soon. If you have left a comment or made it a favorite on Ravelry I'll be sure to let you know when the pattern is ready.
In other knitting. I made up some ear warmers. A gray one with Sweet Fiber Yarn and a brown one with yarn from my parents alpaca Squany. I wrote this pattern for these as well and I'll get them and the pattern on Raverly soon. They will make great Christmas gifts. I also plan on making them with my handspun yarn. I think the pattern is perfect for handspun yarn since it will show off the colors and doesn't take much yardage. I have a pair of Climb socks by Jane Richmond on my needles too. When I saw these socks in the new book Journey I knew I had to make them. I have a copy of all the patterns from this book and I couldn't resist getting them on my needles. I also have another Penny Infinity Scarf going. This time I am using my Briar Rose yarn I got at Rhinebeck. The colorway is so close to the Fable Fiber's Lucky Penny. I didn't realize that until I got home and put the skeins next to each other.
I finished reading The Dirty Life. I really enjoyed it.
I haven't pick up anything else to read since I've been working on patterns. But I did drool over Brooklyn Tweed's new look book Wool People 6. I have been searching for a fair isle sweater pattern for quite a long time. I had a few I thought I was going to settle on and then when I saw Skydottir I actually said outloud "That is the pattern!" I think I might add a turtle neck to it, but that is the sweater I have to make. I think I'll wear it all Winter. So next week for my birthday I'm off to Chelsea Yarns for yarn for this sweater. Happy times.
Oh and inspired by a conversation I had with my husband this morning.