In celebration of my Blogaversary I'm having a sale in my Ravelry Pattern Shop. 10% off all patterns until May 22. Just use coupon code: Blogaversay when checking out.
The two secret projects that I have had in the works are complete. One has been sent off for submission to an online knitting magazine. My fingers are crossed that I did the submission correctly and that the editors like the pattern. The second one is waiting to be released in the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to show you pictures of both of them. The Amazing Beth test knitted both of these patterns. She can't really be bribed to show them off, unless you offer some luxury yarn or perhaps chocolate. I'm really not very good at keeping surprises to myself and this is killing me!
I do have a new sock pattern in the works. It's cute little design and works up nicely in tonal colors.
I found it at an estate sale for less than $10. At the time I thought it was for making baked apples, but then realized that the hole in the center could let the apples juices drip into the oven. It's really too small to be a bunt pan so it wound up sitting around collecting dust. As I washed it off of it, it occurred to me that it looked like it could work as a yarn bowl! I stuck a center pull ball in it and voila! Instant yarn bowl. It works like a charm and the yarn feeds nicely out of the center pull ball like it's supposed to.
Going Gnome. Ive done a little needle felting here and there, and have always enjoyed it. I wish I had taken some pictures of their tent. It was really too cute for words. The top of the tent was bright red and had big white polka dots on it to resemble a mushroom. I wound up going back to the tent a few times over the weekend. They have some pictures of the beautiful things they make on their blog. I picked up a couple kits from them and made these guys:
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