Thursday, June 27, 2013

A newly published (free!) pattern and a new trick!

I learned something new today--how to turn a pattern into a PDF document and put it on Ravelry!  Sure, some of you have known this since Ravelry was Ravelry, but sometimes I bloom just a bit later than others, and that's OK.

Churchill-A Knitted Hat

This one is not a new pattern, but it is newly published (and a PDF download, in case you missed that earlier) and I'm planning to knit a few for our Guild's newest charity knitting endeavor.  If you've taken my Knitting in the Round class, you have this pattern already.  And if you've knit this hat from my pattern, I would LOVE to see it!!

And if you are looking for a charity knitting project that is small and portable and will be greatly appreciated, we are knitting these for TriCounty Family Ministries.  The more, the merrier!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Say Whaaaat???

The nice people over at Potter Craft books have been so kind as to choose me as their Knitter of the Month and feature me on the CrafterNews site.  You can file this under:

Things I Never Expected, But Am Totally Thrilled And Honored By

(I realize that my grammar is wonky, but excitement does that to me sometimes.  Did I ever tell you about the time I was interviewed by the local news back home in Texas and suddenly couldn't get two coherent words together?  Yeah. Awkward.) 

To celebrate this honor, I'm going to cast on for another "Tamara's Wrap."  (Of course!)

Oh, and lest I forget, thank you, Melissa Leapman for the great pattern!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Free Knitting Pattern! (You'll want to make more than one...)

Framed Nine Patch Dishcloth

Being an actual user of hand knit dishcloths, it is sometimes necessary to knit yourself some fresh ones.  (And sometimes your mother-in-law requests some, too.)

So I grabbed some yarn and some much larger needles than I normally use for dishcloths (because sometimes you think outside of the box, even if only a tiny bit) and headed to the WWKiP day event at the Charleston RiverDogs home game.  Somehow, amid the root-root-rooting for the home team, the chatting with my fellow knitters and all our friends and family who had joined us, the Dixie Dog and glass of wine, a dishcloth pattern emerged.  And I was smitten with it.

You can find it here on Ravelry and I hope you enjoy it as much I do.  Dixie Dog not included.

The DixieDog--A RiverDogs specialty. Coleslaw and Pimento cheese. YUMMY!