I just wanted to share the lasted Test Knit called Confection. It is a new free pattern from She-Knits. I have blog listed on my blog roll under blogs I read. It will be available on Ravelry as a free pattern soon, so be watching for it. It is a Baby Shrug. This is a size 3 month. I used some yarn from my stash called Bazic Wool. It is a Superwash wool by Classic Elite Yarns. It was a great knit and fun to do. The shrug still needs to be blocked. Which I will get to and post about later. I dunno if it is a good idea or not, but I think I am going to Kool-Aid dye it. I will post about it tomorrow or the next day. It will be my first try at this process.
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After seeing these and getting the pattern. I wanted to include these on my Wednesday review. I know I usually talk about yarn. I could not resist doing this pattern today and it does tie in with yarn. I had to get this pattern after seeing these on Ravelry. I think they are so cute. Don’t you? They look like a lot of fun to make. The beautiful yarn is Nashua Julia. It is a blend of wool, alpaca and mohair. The colors are to dye for! The softness of the yarn makes it a pure pleasure to knit with and wear. I will be starting my children’s version of the Cupcake Mitts today. There is an additional post about the children’s pattern right below this one. I will blog about my process soon 🙂
I had never purchased from Etsy and wanted to tell everyone how easy and nice it was compared to using ebay. This was my first purchase from Etsy. I will certainly go back to shop for more. Karen, I hope you keep writing cute patterns. You’re so talented. If you have to have these too you can purchase the pattern from karedipity.etsy.com on Etsy. I also have included her link to the right in my Blogroll! Psst… Tell her I sent you! Enjoy 🙂
This is a picture of the children’s Cupcake Mitts Pattern, by Karen Neal. I will be starting to knit a pair today! I think they are so adorable. I think that my daughter would love these. They are so cheery and bright. Perfect for the little cupcake in your life! I will post my progress to show the world!
This pattern can be found on Etsy for purchase from karendipity.etsy.com BTW, tell her I sent you!
This is a test pattern I was selected to do on Ravelry’s Testing Pool group. The pattern was written by Ravelry’s MandyKnitster. This scarf was nice to knit. I love the look and definition of the leafy pattern when it was blocked. I also loved the Noro Silk Garden. Which I keep a hefty stash of. I love the feel of the yarn. I dunno what I am saving it for yet. So, I was pleased that Mandy selected Silk Garden. Surprisingly, I did not own that colorway yet. Anyway, loving the pattern and the yarn I was not sure I loved the combination of the 2 together. To me in my opinion the pattern was dressy and delicate. Yes, Noro Silk Garden to me because of the silk is dressier and more delicate. The pattern gets lost in this yarn and to me the colors stand out more than the actual pattern. Pattern was lost in the dark area’s and hard to see. The scarf is soft, warm and functional though which I liked. I will be toying with this pattern in a few different yarns soon to see what will make her pattern pop more. It also would look beautiful in Euroflax Linen with the pattern doubled or tripled wideness for a table runner or dresser scarf.