Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Easy Scarf

I needed a break from socks and Christmas stockings, so I have started the super-easy "Cameo Faggot Stitch Scarf" on the Crystal Palace Yarns website. The pattern calls for an Aran-weight yarn and large needles. I am using Taos from Crystal Palace, a worsted-weight yarn and size 11 needles. I think it makes the stitch motif more obvious.
The pattern is a 3-stitch repeat, so you can easily make it as wide or as narrow as you want. You only need to adjust the amount of yarn required. It's a lot of fun and a very easy, very quick knit.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Book Finished!

Well, it's been nearly a year since my last post! The book-on-cd is finally finished and published. Yippee!! See the post below for more information or contact your local yarn shop. I am SO excited. I received my copy and I am so proud. :-) Several of the patterns are mine, but those of the other designers are really awesome!! Absolutely beautiful! Some intricate, some simple, some lacy, some with several colors, some plain. But all are great. (can you tell I'm excited????)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Exciting news!

This is the one of my new designs - called "Cherokee Rose Sock" that will be featured in a forthcoming book "50 Socks - 50 States" to be released on CD, with previews at the June TNNA show. The publisher, Dr. Laura Andersson of Sirius Knitting Publications www.SiriusKnitting.com is collaborating with Susan Druding & Crystal Palace Yarns, who will also be distributors. This is Volume 3 of the "Friendly Socks" series of books, which are multi-designer compilations. You will be able to find more pictures and details at http://SocksandMorewithCPYblogspot.com and http://siriusknitting.blogspot.com, as well as www.Straw.com and here on my own blog. The CD only release will run $24.95 [plus shipping from Laura 50SocksBookBySiriusKnitting@gmail.com ] as well as from many yarn shops (no ship fee)!