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New Patterns: Techno Trio & Dishcloths!

I think December is a manic month in any household. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other myriad of winter holidays, I feel like everyone goes JUUUUUUST a bit crazy! We're no exception here. Along with preparing the house for Christmas (decorations) and family visitors (cleaning!!!) I also get to prepare for my Dad's birthday, and my own. Well, I don't have to do much for my own birthday other than get mentally prepared for an exciting day. 

With all these preparations, and the desire to knit gifts for our friends and family, the need for QUICK knits is paramount. I think I've come up with a great collection to help accomplish just that: the Techno Trio

Winter Wanderland

The Details

Each of these patterns feature Blue Sky Alpaca 'Techno' yarn, a luxury blend of baby alpaca, silk and extra fine merino. All three designs use just 2 skeins of Techno yarn, and the Break Edge can be swapped and 2 hats can be made from 2 skeins (the tassel and line only uses 2 yards of yarn so you can have one white hat and one purple hat). 

The scarf and cowl are knit on 10.5 needles and can be knit in a day and the hat, knit on 8's, can also be done in a day. So there you go, three days, three gifts! 

 

Dad's Happy Birthday Dishcloths

My Dad is the dish-doer in the family and after receving this first set of hand-knit dishcloths a few years ago, they are on his birthday and Christmas wish lists every year. This year he gets super spoiled and gets 4 - and they're mostly manly. But most importantly they're double-sided with lots of texture for maximum scrub-ability! 

The the Mostly Manly Dishcloths on Ravelry for jut $1.50! One skein of Dishie yarn from Knit Picks will net 3 dishcloths.

 

MY happy birthday gift to you!

Using HAPPEEBIRTHDAE at checkout on Ravelry you can save 35% on all of my patterns (yep, even the Mostly Manly Dishcloths) from now until December 13th at 11:59pm PST. Go wild and get yourself a pattern (or three) and get those Christmas gifts checked off your list! 

Happy (holiday) knitting!!! 

See what I did there? 

New Pattern: Eyelots Shawl

When the New Year rolled around and I reorganized my stash I promised myself I would have a major stash-busting year... I'd try not to buy more new yarn than what I had a need for (i.e.: an actual project in mind). Turns out I failed at that. 

I saw Candy Skein's January-March, 3-month club order and the add-on of the stitch markers and I broke my vow... 5 days into the New Year. *slow clap* Well done... my  powers or self control astound me. 

But what come out of this indulgence is totally worth it. When the January colorway, Frozen Berries, landed on my doorstep I HAD to cast on right away. And I did. Introducing...

Eyelots Shawl

The shawl is fingering weight, though could easily be converted to a heavier weight. Two colors are used: 375 yds of the main color and 115 yds of the counter color. A standard triangular construction is used and the finished dimensions are 50" wide by 25" tall - more than enough to wrap this beauty around your neck to keep warm. 

If you head on over to Ravelry I think you'll find that the first 10 folks who enter code "GimmeEyelots" will get a nice little treat... 

Happy knitting - I love you all eye-lot (see what I did there?)! I can't wait to see what your color combinations are!