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Falling Down MKAL - WINNERS!!!

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen my lovelies! 

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year - cuz I LOVE candy! I'm really awkward around kids so it's definitely not handing out the candy to the kidlets that excites me. Thankfully the Hubband is good with kids so I let him answer the door.

And do you know what I love more than candy?! Giving stuffs away!!! So let's do that. Let's announce our winners and give some stuff away. ON Halloween! Best. Day. EVER!

I randomly generated our winners using and assigned the prizes to the winners in the order in which I announced the prizes in our Prize Announcement post.

To claim your prize, please email me directly at If you're getting the patterns, I'll email you back directly via Ravelry. If you're getting something in the mail (i.e.: the other two prizes), email me with your full name (first and last) and mailing address. Please no PO boxes since I can't guarantee that a package will be delivered.

So, in that order, our winners are:

Thank you ALL for knitting along with me. I'm always honored to have folks support me in my designs and teaching and I love seeing both the familiar names and all our NEWBIES who joined us.

I'll be announcing a new KAL before the end of the year and this time we're going BIG: we're gonna make sweaters! And I don't want to hear anyone saying they've never made a sweater before. That's the whole point - to make your first sweater. Or maybe your umpteenth. But let's make sweaters together. We're going to make sure that you not only make a sweater, but that you make a sweater that FITS!

Have a wonderful Halloween. Watch out for those sugar comas! I can't wait to knit with you all again!

Happy knitting!

New Pattern: Finly Cowl

Woo hoo! The colder weather is descending on sunny SoCal and wearing this new pattern actually almost makes sense. Growing up in Canada I never thought I'd cheer on the cold weather but lemme tell ya - it's easy to start missing cooler temperatures when it feels like I've been trying to stay cool since February.

I'm so excited to share my latest knit creation with you - this fun-to-knit, lightweight cowl, which comes in two sizes, a neckwarmer and a double-wrap option, is wonderful for both tonal and variegated yarns alike. I, of course, highly recommend a base with cashmere in it, like the SoCalMeaghan Special in the Costello base from Black Market Wool, but maybe I'm the only one who likes to be pampered by my knits.


Didn't think so.

So here she is, my shark-inspired cowl in "MY" colorway:

This delightful cowl is knit in the round and uses approximately 300 yds of fingering weight yarn. The size is relatively customizable to your tastes - worked in multiples of 8 sts you can adjust the pattern to fit your desires. 

Whatever size you make, I hope you make it and love it. 

Happy knitting!