Thursday, December 17, 2015

TPCT Test Knit Time!

TPCT is ready for testing!

Interested? Head on over to the Testing Pool on Ravelry
The test will be run through there.

Psst: wondering what TPCT stands for? It's THE PERFECT CROP TOP, of course!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Crickets here, Crickets there, but certainly not Crickets everywhere!

I wanted to jump on the blog here to give you all an update.

It's been cricket town here on the blog; I've been pouring my time into a few projects.
First up, there's my dreamy dream perfect Crop Top pattern that I'm hoping to have ready for you all in the Spring. Test knitting opportunities for this are coming soon (join the Canary Knits mailing list to get notified of this).

There's also a cool collab I'm working on with the fantastic Allyson Dykhuizen, Lace Explodes.
The idea behind this collection is lace for people who are sick of the same old same old. Lace, done with a BLAMO!! Here's a sneak peek of one of the designs I'm creating for this ebook.

And finally, I'm having a blast working on Great Northern with Leah! I'll be keeping most of the Great Northern news on the Great Northern site; tune in there and to my instagram feed for the latest news!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Elbie says Happy Holidays.
I'm feeling busy right about now. How about you?

I went out last night to celebrate my mom's birthday. We had a lovely dinner, and then took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to take a stroll and do some indulgent shopping.
Picking up that special little treat for myself felt great. It inspired me to give a little something to YOU all (so you can give YOURSELF a little treat too!)

Now through December 31 NEWSLETTER MEMBERS get 50% off patterns or ebooks* in my Ravelry shop.
Just join the newsletter to get the coupon code.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.


*Only exception is the Cozy Fall Light ebook.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Indie Designer Revisit

Designer: Lucy Hague
Blog: Designs by Lucy Hague
Rav ID: lucyhague
Some Great Designs: lucyhague's Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: August 10, 2011

In her original profile, I talked a bit about Lucy Hague's lovely organic forms.
She's continued this aesthetic, and displayed a particular strength with a beautiful riot of cables.

Here's just three of my favourites.

The pictured Morvarch speaks for itself. Diving in and out in such intricate ways, the cables on this complex wraps just might be the most interesting and attractive ones I've ever seen. Morvarch is part of Celtic Cable Shawls.

One of her most recent patterns is the Fallyn Cardigan, published in Knit Now. Cables are a little more understated on this piece, but still present; decorating the edges of the front panels and neckline.

And I hope you've seen her cabled cowl from Knitty 2012, Nennir. This pattern in particular seems to show off the stark contrasts of bright and shadow that you get with a really great cable. Need something (and impressive?) for the holidays? This knit might just be it.