Friday, August 26, 2011

Hilda's up!

I posted Hilda to Ravelry and Patternfish last week and by now I'm happy to report Ravelry's "thumbs up" count for Hilda has exceeded that of Martha, my previous front-runner.  Just what the doctor (of motivation) ordered. Click here for pattern details.

I had intended to launch Gussie next the third in my summer lace series, but just as I was gearing up to do so notice of Patternfish's 10,000th design competition arrived by email.  Gussie, I feel, would be a worthy submission, so I've paused on her launch for now to give Hilda the spotlight in good time for fall planning.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank you CEY

Classic Elite Yarns contacted me last week OUT OF THE BLUE asking permission to use May in their new webletter just out today.  Needless to say I agreed.

I've used their Wool Bam Boo (50% wool-50% bamboo) exclusively for the past several years.  I'm accustomed to its gauge and attracted to its texture, each stitch so delineated.  The drape is perfect for my styling.  For my next project I'm using Quince & Co.'s Chickadee, and loving that too.  Probably a good idea for me to mix things up a bit, but I know I'll always return to my Wool Bam Boo!