Sir Caterpillar

I've been following Stacey of Fresh Stitches on Twitter for some time now. She always has links to the kinds of stuff I like to read and posts lots of cute photos of crochet things. A couple of weeks ago she posted about her kit club and before I knew it, I was on her site, signing up. I haven't had much success with toys in the past (they always look wonky in the end) but I know with a little practice, I will get better. So why not have a kit show up every other month to help me get some of that practice in?

When the kit showed up at my door, I immediately ripped into that baby and started stitching. By the next morning, I had my caterpillar all done and looking like quite the gentleman.

I mean, you include a mustache in the kit for my caterpillar, I'm gonna add it. I love the mustache!

And, he's not that wonky! I think he's super cute. He is currently residing in my office, overseeing the book writing to-do list. :) Want your own caterpillar? You can get the pattern here.

I can't wait for the next kit to show up in a couple months. I think these are gonna prove to me a nice break from all the knitting work I have going on!

Happy crocheting (and knitting)!


It's Shawl City

Not much blogging these days. I'm at the tail end of working on the next book, which means I have practically nothing to show you. I am working on some other knitting and crochet stuff here and there for all the babies that will be arriving shortly, but most of those things are not done and in uninteresting places. Once I actually finish one of those baby things, the blog will be the first to know! :)

I did finish a shawl recently. My LYS asked me to do a mystery shawl KAL just for the shop. We called it Shawlapalooza! The KAL at the shop is over, and now I have the pattern up on Ravelry, ready for everyone's knitting enjoyment. It's Fremont:


Fremont is a top-down crescent shawl will a join-as-you-go border. I love these shawls. I can't stop designing/knitting them. This one is knit out of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single. So soft. So squishy.

The pattern is written for 2 sizes, so you can choose a quick shawlette or a nice, cozy shawl. The photos show off the small-sized shawl.

I loved every minute of working on this shawl. And the ladies participating in the KAL really enjoyed it too!

So what's everyone been knitting lately? Anything good? Anything for a baby I should add to my queue because everyone around me is having one and I can't keep up with the knitting/crocheting? :)

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