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Post-Easter Excitement Post

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I had a lovely Easter weekend, full of amazing food, flowers, fun, sunshine, boating & bunnies. I’ve loved seeing all the Chick Egg Cosies popping up on Ravelry during Easter. Eight-year-old Rose Red made a very sweet yellow chick, chia777 didn’t have any felt, so she beaded the beak, clockworkpurple made some with googly eyes (if I ever get my hands on some googly eyes, I’m going to make some that look like Pacman ghosts, with zig-zag edges!), smartcinderella made some cosies that are laced up corset-like, and theknittedcupcake knit some amazing multi-coloured chicklets. All so clever & crafty! If you haven’t knit any yet, remember, chicks and eggs aren’t just for Easter! :) Vetiverknits's Houses Slipover Also very lovely was seeing Vetiverknits’s finished Houses Slipover in gorgeous merino cashmere from The Knittery. Just nothing more exciting and satisfying than seeing people enjoying knitting from your patterns. Thank you all!

I’ve been knitting too, of course, and fiercely designing. I have too much inspiration for two hands, as always! But in addition to the knitting, I’m also very excited to be writing reviews for Cast On! I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I had never listened to Cast On until a few weeks ago; have I been living under a knitted rock? I remember last year a fellow knitter (Julia, who I met on Ravelry) and I were sitting in Aberystwyth Arts Centre drinking coffee and she told me I should really go listen to some knitting podcasts. She then whisked me off to a dance lesson and in between trying to remember the steps to the cha cha and the waltz I completely forgot about this excellent piece of advice. Well, I have now finished Series 5 of Cast On and I’m hooked on Brenda’s lovely voice, and in particular her weekly sweaters. My first review as a Knit Review Minion is for Simple Style, from the same series as Interweave’s Lace Style, Folk Style, and Wrap Style. I hope you have a read and let me know what you think, if only for my somewhat silly, rhyming bio!

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Chirurun's Houses SlipoverThank you for all the Houses love & support! I was delighted to see Ravelry user Chirurun‘s finished slipover, knit in Rowanspun DK in a gorgeous pale pink. She has kindly let me show her photo here, but please see her Ravelry page & her (Japanese) knitting blog. I love Chirurun’s knitting & I’d like to thank her for her help in spotting an error. If you purchased before the 22nd of January, you should have received a link to the updated PDF. Sorry for the hassle!

There will soon be a baby version of the Houses Slipover. The simple, almost childish house motif really resonates with me, especially in this economically troubled time when so many houses are being repossessed. I hope to see many more people cosying up in their houses!

28th January, 2009  // Houselock // tags: , , , , , .

Houses Pattern on Ravelry

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Houses

The Houses Slipover pattern is now available for download on Ravelry. You can purchase the PDF here. I have been reading a lot of books and articles on typography and layout, and have spent a long time making the pattern as readable and usable as I could. I posted about the gift tags before, but the PDF is also rich in photographs and both charted and written instructions. To me, it feels like a well-mapped journey (through 9 pages), and I hope you will enjoy it too.

Overview:

  • Knit in the round,
  • from the bottom up,
  • with a motif of three houses across the front,
  • completely seamlessly,
  • without waist shaping,
  • with the neckband picked up lastly, and also knit in the round.

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View the Ravelry Project Page.

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