Friday, October 24, 2008

Stitch Markers

I've been playing around with stitch markers for my pants pattern. So here they are. Markers one and two designated by one and two seed beads. Plus front and back designated by the orientation of the ladybug. I'll have more coming in different colours and designs but all will be ladybugs. Also looking for bee stock too for my buzzy bee soaker. More news on that later.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Skirt Pattern is almost ready.

I just need to get feedback from one more test knitter, on the final size. Then it's done and ready for release.

I've been playing with a dress pattern too. Only one size to this one so far.

Apart from designing I've been knitting a few things for my little girl.

A cotton dress with modifications from the Duchess Pattern by Louisa Harding.

And some ladybug stitch markers, these one's are just for me but I will make some for sale next week too.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Neglected Blog

I've neglected my blog of later. Life has been busy. My pattern launch went off fantastic. I did a minor edit within a few days of release adding a new leg cuff. It's been fun designing it and writing it for new knitters. I've been working on my skirt pattern for release too. Hoping to get it out in the next few days.

I've worked on a soaker that I am just not 100% sure whether I like it or not. I'm going to try it with a different colourway but I do like the effect from the cable and slip.

I've also been designing a dress for little Miss and then will send it out to some test knitters too.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pattern Launch coming soon

I can't believe it's so close now. I've been designing a pattern for about a year, editing changing, testing, getting others to knit and test it, then finding new knitters to test it. It's almost ready for sale now. It's the longies/shorties that I have been using in my store. Writing it up for others to use takes a lot more work than writing it up for myself.
Many late nights fixing the wording, now I just need some more pictures of some of the details, so I'm knitting those up too.

I've designed it in 4 sizes, newborn, small, medium and large. In 3 yarn weights, dk/8ply, worsted/10ply and bulky/12ply. 4 leg shapes, straight, tapered, flared and bell bottom. 17 cuff options, 4 waistbands, ribbed 1x1, ribbed 2x2 with or without cord, enclosed elastic and buttonhole elastic. So lots of choices to get you started and change as you need. Basically so you won't need to search for another pattern again. I know many will though, half the fun is using new patterns too.

My pattern is different to others in the shaping around a nappy with a generous rise at the back as well as buttock shaping. The gusset is worked differently to others I've seen too. I think it results in a finish that sits better and doesn't pull at the increases.

Hopefully it will be something people like and I'm sure it will need some revising over the coming months too. So I will keep a database of purchasers and send updates if it changes after release.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pattern Edits

This is a custom I started on last weekend. Funky Finnleg's

I'm back to editing my pattern once again. This time I've added worsted weight yarn to the pattern and need to make alterations to stitch number etc and knit it up in all 4 sizes, I've done 1, almost done large for a custom order. I'm also working on some for bubba in her size too.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Store stocking tonight

Well it's stocking time tonight. I did end up embellishing the striped organic longies because they just seemed left out without it. I also did another pair of longies with some 100purewool I had leftover from Pebbles Purple delight. They need some embellishing so I've listed them with a custom for stocking.

So now I can get back to some things for our family. Helena for my little girl and a couple of toys and christmas things for the kids too.