Wednesday, February 20, 2013

millwater again.

Millwater 2
Some of you noticed this purple cowl in my previous posts and asked about it.  I shared it over on my Ravelry page, but forgot to post about it here!  This is my second Millwater cowl, and it is the first thing I've made out of yarn by the Plucky Knitter.  The yarn En Vogue on Primo Worsted base, and it is my most favorite yarn that I have ever used!  It is so soft and squishy, especially after blocking. 
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I really really love the Millwater cowl, so much that I am sure there will be a third at some point.  I've said it before, but it truly is an easy knit and a great way to learn how to cable.  Plus, the finished object is gorgeous, I can't get enough of that chunky cable!  I made a small modification on this cowl to make it thinner and longer, and all of that info can be found here on Ravelry. The tan Millwater blog post is here
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I also wanted to share a little bit of information for all of you that have asked me about buying Plucky Knitter yarn.  If you want to purchase it, I suggest you sign up for the newletter on her blog.  Sarah has shop updates regularly and always sends out emails to keep us in the loop.  There is also a really great Ravelry group that has a destash thread where you can buy yarn from other knitters.  I have bought and sold quite a bit of yarn there, it is wonderful!  I hope that helps a little and that you can get your hands on some Plucky yarn. :)
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Back to knitting for me!  Today we are enjoying a quiet, snowy morning at home.
xo, Ang

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

a Valentine's Day pillow and some news!

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I pulled out my Valentine's Day pillow last week, and I realized that I never shared pictures here!  I made this pillow last year for John Adam's book, Pretty in Patchwork Holidays.  Can you believe that this is my only Valentine's Day decoration??  We are all about Christmas over here, and we actually keep our (fake) tree up from the day after Thanksgiving until the end of January.  I think we are all feel a holiday decoration overload after that, so we keep it pretty simple in February.
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I loved making this pillow!  I dug out all of my favorite pink and red fabrics and paired them with a gray Moda crossweave.  I can't get enough of those Munki gnomes, Aneela's puppies, and those red ladybugs!  If you want to make this pillow, you can find the pattern in John's book.  There are so many great patterns in it.
Now I have some beans to spill!  This blog has been pretty quiet lately right?  I've been busy for the past few weeks because I've been writing for the Craftsy blog!  Craftsy is such an amazing website, if you haven't checked it out yet you really need to.  I was completely flattered when they asked me to write for them.  What a great opportunity!  I am writing informational pieces about my favorite activity... quilting!  Head on over and check out the blog, and here is my author's page.  I have one live post so far, and there are many more to come. :)
 
Hope you are well!!  Miss you guys.
xo, Ang