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Knitters, I need your help! I’ve recently been working on finishing up my Sideways Shawls Ebook, and the much-delayed Counterpane Shawls Ebook, and I’d love to have a few of you “test drive” the worksheets and patterns and let me know what you think.

I’m looking for up to 6 test knitters for each ebook. Please leave a comment letting me know which ebook you’re interested in testing & I’ll be in touch! Here’s an overview of what’s in each…

Counterpane Shawls Ebook


Mitre-Square Shawl (matching my current reading!)


Moiré Square


Bright Star Square


Hydrangea Square

Sideways Shawls Ebook


Rosarian Shawl


Trigonometrician Shawl

Details

Deadline: 10 June 2013!!

Counterpane Shawls: You can either just test the counterpane squares, OR knit your own counterpane shawl using the worksheet OR knit the mitre square shawl. Again, I would mostly like feedback to make sure the technique is clear, so any mods are welcome.
If you’d like to knit the mitre-square shawl as given, you’ll need: 550m / 601yds of light-DK-weight yarn. Variegated or self-striping will work well. I used Creative Yarns Reflections, but it’s now discontinued, which is some indication of how long it’s taken me to publish this design!

Sideways Shawls: You can either choose your own stitch pattern, or use one of the included stitch patterns. If you choose to knit the patterns as given, the pink shawl requires: 480m / 525yds of 4ply-weight yarn. I used the Ice Yarns Pure Alpaca I hauled here.
And the grey shawl requires: 750m / 820yds of DK-weight yarn. I used Nako Süper Saf Yün.
I just need some general feedback to make sure the worksheets work as intended, so by all means, make any modifications you please.

Photos would be nice, but aren’t necessary. I know the deadline is a bit tight, but I’d really like to get these out by my birthday (20 June). I may be dreaming, but it’s my birthday & I’ll try if I want to! :)

More Shawl Ebooks

I thought it would be nice to unite my shawl ebooks by designing matching covers for all of them. These are some very rough first drafts to see how they would look together. Do you like them, or do you prefer ebook covers to have photos?

As I think I mentioned before, Fill-in-the-Blanks Shawl Design II will be all about shawls knit in the round. Are there any other shawl shapes you think I should write worksheets for? I can’t think of any more at present, but I really enjoy coming up with the worksheets, so I’d love any suggestions!

Also, I’ve had many knitters ask me whether it’s OK to sell / knit-to-sell shawl patterns they’ve created using my Shawl Ebooks. The answer is: nothing would delight me more! If you currently have such a pattern for sale, please comment with the link, and I will create a list on the relevant ebook pages.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has left me kind and thoughtful comments during my unplanned absence. I LOVE YOU ALL; YOU MAKE MY DAY / MONTH / YEAR! Thank you, thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

25th May, 2013  // Laylock // tags: , .

What will you make of it?

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The new year stretches out before us like a long, loose hank. I wonder how it will unwind? What will you knit with the yarn you’ve been given? Will you enjoy every stitch? Will you try something new? Will you be brave enough to frog your mistakes? I hope so.

All my love and best wishes for a tangle-free 2013! :)

proximitea

P.S. I did a little sprucing up at Laylock; it was long overdue. I hope you’ll ♥ it!

1st January, 2013  // Inspiration, Laylock // tags: , , .

Giveaway Goodies

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Giveaway goodies!

Just a quick post to remind you that the giveaway ends tonight! One random winner will get this box of goodies, which includes some Jojoland Harmony & Melody, and a ball of Rowan Felted Tweed among other things. I will choose two additional names to win a set of postcards each.

Also many apologies if you’re due a response from me. My internet connection is almost non-existent and I’ve only managed to post this update with the greatest difficulty from my smartphone. :(

GOOD LUCK, lovely knitters!

P.S. I’ll update this post with the winners tomorrow, so please remember to check back (& check your email too). :)

Drumroll, please! The winner of the box of goodies is Ravelry user aztoni, and ftmhling & lisantanna will both receive a set of Warm Wool Heart postcards. Congratulations! :)

And if you didn’t win, don’t fret dear knitter, I will hold many more giveaways yet. I hope you have a marvellous week regardless. :)

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