Announcements!!

In the novel, “Around the World in 80 Days”, the main protagonist Phileas Fogg sets out on October 1, 1872 to prove that a person could circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. Today, October 1, 2014, I’m launching my around the world blog tour spotlighting knitwear and crochet designers from all over the globe – Around the World in 80 Skeins! We will be talking about (among other things) how culture and environment inspires design, design process, favorite designers/yarn stores, and what kind of snacks they like while knitting/crocheting – and maybe I can even get some recipes!

Annnnd, if all goes well with the blog tour, the big plan is to launch a real life tour of the world that visits designers, spinners, fiber farms, etc to eventually become a travel/knitting/crocheting book!

The Portland Saturday Market – Test Starts Tomorrow!
Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market is a reversible, super slouchy hat that has a fisherman ribbed brim and uses the fibonacci sequence for the knit sections and purl ridges. The hat is a little bit hipster (soooo slouchy) and little bit nerdy (hello fibonacci!) – perfect for strolling around the Portland Saturday Market looking for artisan cheeses and geeky t-shirts.

The pattern includes 4 sizes (XS/17-18″, Small/19-20″, Medium/21-22″, Large/23-24″) in 2 yarn weights (fingering and sport). The test will open tomorrow to the public in this group first before going to the Testing Pool!

Everythings Shiny, Cap’n! – The Next Firefly Design
Shiny

The design for Kaylee is almost ready to go – I’ve adjusted the sizing and worked out almost all of the kinks! I plan to begin testing sometime next week. The pattern has 8 sizes from 30″-58″ busts and can be worn as an open back t-shirt or a short sleeve cardigan.

The Slow Huggers
The Slow Huggers

The family of sloths, also known as The Slow Huggers, are almost done testing! These cute little buggers are going to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to keep the kids company while they’re going through chemo. Here’s Ellerie hugging the giant mama sloth:
Ellerie & Sloth

And for those of you who have been wondering how Ellie B is doing – she is a strong little monkey! We’ve had a few set-backs of her counts being too low for chemo and she’s now reaching the point where she needs to be isolated from people so she doesn’t get sick. But through it all she still manages to dance her little heart out!

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