New Pattern: Wallingford

I am very excited to share my latest shawl pattern with you. It's Wallingford:


It's a sideways knit shawl, started by casting on 13 sts and increasing up to 57 sts. It's worked straight for awhile, before decreasing back down to 13 sts.

I love the lace edge of this shawlette. You use double yarnovers to get those giant holes in the edge. You also bind off a few stitches every 8 rows to get all the pointy edge goodness.

It can be worn a variety of ways, which is going to make it a staple in your knitted wardrobe.

Remember, if you huy two or more patterns from my Ravelry shop, you get 30% off your order!

Hope you enjoy!



Summer Sale

I don't know about you, but I am so happy that summer is finally here.

So why not celebrate with a pattern sale? I think that sounds like an excellent idea!

Now thru June 30th, 30% off when you buy two or more of my individual patterns in my Ravelry shop. No coupon code needed!
I have lots of great patterns for summer. Shawls, socks, other lacey things.

C'mon, you know you want to take a peek.



My niece's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I decided to knit her a little something. It's the very popular Milo:

I used the Horseshoe Cable option in the pattern. I love the way it looks:

There are great directions for the underarms for when you recast on stitches. Probably the best looking underarm I've ever worked. :)
Naturally, I did not knit a gauge swatch. I went down a needle size recommended for the pattern and went with it. It came out a little big, so it probably won't really fit my niece for a few months, but that's alright. She will still be able to rock it with a long sleeve tee under it this winter.
I used Knit Picks CotLin for this top and just love it. It was very nice to knit with and I look forward to trying it for future baby/kid things!


Trying to have a Green Thumb

This summer, I have made it a goal to try to successfully grow some kind of food at my house. In the past I have been quite unsuccessful, but I am going to blame the deer for that one. Those little sh*ts eat everything!

Alex and I constructed a hopefully deer-proof raised bed with chicken wire barrier, for some tomatoes, summer squash, green peppers and beans. It's doing pretty good so far, though I am a little worried I over planted for the space. So, we will see how that goes. The other thing I did was made a little herb garden for our front step. I saw this one on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try. Here's mine:

When I planted it a couple weeks ago everything was tiny and sad looking. Now it's all starting to get huge! We have already used the basil a couple of times (all Alex wants is to eat a caprese salad with tomatoes and basil we grew ourselves). In addition to the basil, we have some thyme, dill, rosemary and parsley. I also through a couple petunias in there for some color.

I am slowly starting to get into gardening. I am enjoying reading up on different things and trying to keep everything alive and happy. Hopefully, this will be a fun new hobby for me.

Happy gardening (and knitting)!

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