Sunday, May 21, 2017

Countdown to the Yarn Over KAL

Are you up for some relaxed summer knitting among friends? The next Blue Peninsula knitalong starts in a week, with a focus on lace. For the Yarn Over KAL, you can knit any of my designs with a yarn over in it.

Socks, sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, mitts—all qualify for this KAL. The dates are Sunday, May 28 through Sunday, July 30.

There will be some lovely prizes, too. One is a skein of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Altair sock yarn, a blend of merino/nylon/Tencel. I'm knitting my next sock design with this yarn and am so pleased with its striking color and stitch definition, I decided to order another skein for a KAL prize.

Luna Grey Altair sock yarn

Another prize is two skeins of Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone, the sport weight wool/silk blend that I used for my Meadow Road pullover. Yellowstone works beautifully for lace, so it seemed like a natural choice for a prize. Two skeins are enough to make many of my cowl or shawl designs; see my Ravelry designer page for ideas.

Prize for Yarn Over KAL

I'll be announcing one more prize later this week in the KAL discussion thread. You can join now or anytime during the KAL, and WIPS are welcome, too. So if you started a sweater or a shawl a while ago and need incentive to finish up, this KAL is for you. 

Hope you can join us! Thanks for reading—and have a beautiful day.

May Flowers: Day 14

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Flash Sale! Mitts for Mom

Mitts by Bonnie Sennott

Now through Wednesday: Save 25% on all fingerless mitts in my Ravelry pattern store with the coupon code MOM.

Fee-bee Mitts_2

There's still time to knit a pretty pair of mitts for Mother's Day, especially if you choose a style without a thumb gusset, like Fee-bee or Shallows.

Shallows Mitts_72_with bag

Happy knitting and happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Tra-la, it's May!

Here we are in May, possibly my very favorite month of the year. My sinuses don't love it, but my eyes are drunk—absolutely tipsy—on color. Flowers, flowers, everywhere!

I'm posting a flower photo every day in May on Instagram. Care to join me? Use the hashtag #floweradayinmay

Flower a Day in May: 1

May Flowers: Day 2

May Flowers: Day 3

Next January and February, when the world seems bereft of color, it will be such a balm to scroll through #floweradayinmay and dream of the beauty that lies ahead.

May Flowers: Day 5

May Flowers: Day 4