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New design brewing…

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I’m already thinking hard about how to use my beautiful Tosh Merino Light from the last post

…and after some sketching and swatching, I think I have a winner!

sketch for new design

I went back and forth on the “interesting rib” I wanted to do… and finally decided on this nice mock-cable rib:

swatch for new design

I love mock cables. They’re easy to do, require no cable needle, and look just as pretty as “real” cables.

So now that all that’s decided… I’m waiting until September 22nd to cast on. Sigh. I want to participate in a knit-along with the members of the Madelinetosh Lovers group on Ravelry, and that’s the official start date.

Until then, I have a sweater pattern to finalize and some winter accessory swatching to do. That sounds like fun too, don’t get me wrong… but I can’t wait to get my hands on the Tosh!

Numma numma panna (fun to say, try it!)

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I won a contest in one of my Ravelry groups and received my prize a few days ago: a gorgeous skein of yarn!

numma numma panna

This is panna worsted weight by numma numma (which is really fun to say, try it!). It is SO SQUISHY. I can’t properly express in words how wonderfully squishy it is. It’s like Malabrigo Worsted, but MORE SO. And I don’t say that lightly, people.

So obviously this ┬áneeds to be a mega-special design, one that’s worn right next to the skin. I’m thinking mittens, maybe? Not sure I can get two mittens out of 200 yds of worsted, though. Fingerless mittens? A cute beanie?

Any ideas?

Check Slouch Update

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My new pattern in Knitscene Accessories 2012 made Ravelry’s Top 20 list of what Ravelers are viewing!

Hot right now

It’s only the second time that’s ever happened to me.┬áIt’s just as exciting as the first!

Eeeeeeee!

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My new pattern made Ravelry’s Top 20 hot right now list! First time!

And the more than 400 favorites in 24 hrs makes me very happy too :-)

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