So you may have noticed the shop link that I added to my sidebar. Native Clutter was a side project that turned into a main project. It’s been a blast putting it together and I’m so excited to share it with you.
It’s hard juggling so many creative interests and hobbies. I’m going to continue with shop updates and I’ll post those occasionally, but my intentions are to keep this a DIY blog with the occasional shameless plug. For being such kind readers and putting up with my sporadic posts, you get 20% off with code WELCOME20.
I also want to give a shout-out to my lovely model – meet Lillian, creator of Bustlepacks.
It’s been a gift knitting bonanza over here. I wasn’t going to make ANYTHING for ANYBODY, but an unexpected job at a LYS with a big, ol’ discount has quickly changed my mind. Gift knitting justifies hoarding, right? I think so. Anyway, if you want to lust over some patterns with me check out this, this and this. I’m all about keeping my neck warm this season.
One of my friends from work also knits and is obsessed with yarn so throughout the day we are constantly talking about projects, patterns and where we are going yarn shopping that weekend. She found the Snowy Day Cowl pattern on Etsy and we both freaked out. It’s the cutest.
Pattern: Snowy Day Cowl
Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Magnum; 1 skein Berroco Ultra Alpaca
I used size 11 needles instead of the recommended 15 because that’s what I had laying around. Next time I’ll use 15’s and cast-on fewer stitches. This thing is a beast. It’s huge.
I actually made the cowl as a gift, but now I’m keeping it. (Not you, mom! You still get one!)
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Heather Brown – this yarn is too big for this project! I would suggest you use something else. After blocking, which I had to do to relax the cables, it grew a bit too much.
I love this hat. The graduated cables and bobbles make the pattern interesting, but it’s still a quick knit.
What have you guys been working on? Any winter stuff? Summer? I have loads of summery sewing projects to finish up, so hopefully that will happen this weekend. ALSO, I now have access to some industrial sewing machines. Like, a warehouse full of them. I’ve been eyeing the coverstitch for months, so hopefully I learn to use it soon. I’ll keep you posted.