Design a new pattern!
This is Tidal Wave.
I'll be publishing the pattern soon.
I used 4 skeins of Shibui baby alpaca dk on size US 3 needles.
I have been trying to resist wearing this around the house until after I do a proper photo shoot, but hey it's cold out and it is so warm and cozy. Can you blame me :)
I wanted to design a pattern that was easy to remember in your head, but gave an interesting look.
The pattern is made up from knitting and purling. No cables or stitch markers!
Also I got some custom dyed fiber in the mail so I can start my Spire.
This freezing cold weather is so welcomed by me if it means I can stay inside and spin all day.
Oh wait I have a job I can't spin all day. But I can spin at night and last night I got 400 yards spun.
Only 1200 more to go!
I had the fiber dyed in a gradient so it blends smoothly from a rich deep chocolate brown color to a very light tan color. I am thrilled with the fiber and the color. I am one happy customer!
The fiber is made of superwash merino, bamboo and nylon. It is so shiny and bright I love it.
I hope you are all staying warm out there! I was at the farm this morning to check on the alpacas. I was so concerned about them with these low temps and the unrelenting wind. While my face and even my toes were freezing the alpacas were looking at me as if to say "what is the big deal?"
I guess it helps to be covered with that fine luxurious fiber.
I'm listening to the audiobook Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte narrated by Susan Ericksen.
I had read the reviews on the audiobook and everyone was raving about the narrator and the story. I decided to buy it and within minutes I was so glad I did. I am enjoying it so much. I am going to be so sad when the book is done and I can't hear Susan Ericksen's voice anymore. I am going to have to hunt down all the other books she has narrated! If you are one of the people that says "I can't listen to books". I would definitely recommend this one as your first audiobook!
While I was looking for the link to this book I saw there is a movie. I am so excited to watch it when I am done listening to the book. That was a fun surprise!
ps- I have to give a HUGE thank you to Chelsea Yarns. They show me so much support with my patterns. I was honored when they shared my new Tidal Wave pattern on their facebook page yesterday. I am still overwhelmed with all the amazing and lovely comments on my pattern.
Thank you so much!