Sunday, 24 October 2010

Heepy Cabled Fingerless mitts

For some reason recently my designing  and knitting mojo has come back with a vengence, I think its having all the new yarns to play with. Obviously part of my job is to design things for the yarn, but at the moment its my favourite thing, especially seeing as I have conquered quite a few techniques recently which have freed my mind a bit.

Anyway, the latest design are these, they are called heepy mitts, and made in scrumptious chunky, they take two hanks as they are pretty substantial, but they look so cute... this afternoons job is to deisgn a hat to go with them, think that might be a little more tricky ;)

The pattern is available on ravelry, or through the shop here:



Thursday, 21 October 2010

Slouchy fingerless mitt pattern.

Hello peeps!

Blimey, its been a tad busy here, and I completely forgot to blog, the workshop now thanks to my mum looks SUPER DUPER. I'll post some photos tomorrow :)

Anyway, I updated the shop today with some treats, and also a little pattern which is available for free download. Its for the faery wings yarn, its a slouchy glove pattern and it only takes one skein, to be honest I reckon you could get 2 pairs out of one skein, my mitts only weighed 21 gms so its perfect for Christmas presents. It can be worked flat or in the round, although its written in the round its easy to convert to flat.

Slouchy lace glove pattern small

Its also available for free on Ravelry here.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Fyberspates Open Weekend!!!

We are going crazy here getting ready for the weekend, as a consequence there won't be an update until next Friday where we will return to our normal schedule for the winter!

So....cakes are being cooked, silk painting things are being made for kids to have a go at, and the yarn shelves are being well stocked, its going to be loads of fun, if you feel like coming please just pop in even if its for 5 minutes or 5 hours! Tea and coffee is free and so is the cake!! And there is a cafe on Site open on SAT

The Unit is here there is a massive car park and I am tucked around the back but there are signs and I might get some balloons to mark the way.

Opening times are 10-4 SAT and Sunday.


Hope to see you there!!!



Friday, 1 October 2010

Something exciting on the Knitter :)

Actually I have lots of exciting things to tell you, but I am going to spread them out a bit, so todays is probably for me one of the greatest achievements I have ever made.

Notice I said on the knitter and not in the Knitter? .........I got a design on the Front cover of the knitter, front covers are uber important because they are what sells the magazine, so you know your design is know ....alright and all that.

The irony of this garment is that in my head it was probably one of the simplist ideas ever made, and then in reality it turned out to be rather urm....unsimple to figure out armholes and all sorts of things because its knit side to side rather than bottom up or top down, the pattern is simple and makes uses of nice simple textured stitches, I have two versions, some of you have seen me at shows wearing the larger version, the one in the knitter is actually quite different, so we kind of got two designs out of one idea :) Its knitted in Scrumptious aran, although this garment in the picture is in hand dyed, unfortunately all the base for that one got burnt in the fire, BUT we have the gorgoeus new 10 colours in the commercial range to make up for that, and they are STUNNING. it is on the front cover.....I can tell you I am so bloody proud of this, it certainly is up there on my list of achievments...

Issue 24 cover

Also really great is the Knitter  magazine now have a new website....and The lovely adorable Jen has a blog on there too, which is great, cause she just cracks me up!!!

Happy knitting peeps. I'll tell you more on Monday xxxx