Monday, August 1, 2011

Seymour Shawlette is Released!

Seymour Shawlette is designed with three triangles made of solid stripes of stockinette stitch 
interrupted by a lace stripe that evokes tiny forget-me-nots and crowns, 
flowing into overlapping ovals and hearts at the bottom edges.

The shawlette is knit from the top neck down to the bottom edges.
It is a three-quarter square shape, 

and is comprised of three triangular sections that are worked identically
Seymour Shawlette is a perfect project for 1 skein of hand-dyed lace-weight yarn, 
and a lovely light-weight accessory for summer or any time.

Sparkle Lace in "Sparkle Ewe, Miss Bennet

It is a three-quarter square shape, 
and is comprised of three triangular sections that are worked identically
Bottom Edge Points Blocking
Shown in Jojoland Cashmere/Silk Lace

Wrapped in Cashmere

Seymour Shawlette Pattern is available now for $4.00
The pattern includes complete written instructions. 
The lace pattern is both charted and written.
Stitch counts are provided for every row.

Finished Measurements:  each of the 3 sides measures 18” deep x 30” wide at bottom edges

Gauge (Blocked):
18 sts and 24 rows= 4 inches in stockinette stitch using US #7/4.5mm needle.

Materials used:
Approximately 400 yds laceweight yarn

 Hand-dyed sample shown in:
 1 100g/875yd skein At Knits End Yarns  Hand-Dyed Sparkle Lace
 (2 ply 75% Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Metallic) Colorway: Sparkle Ewe, Miss Bennet 

 Solid blue sample shown in:
 1 50g/440yd skein Jojoland Consonance (50%cashmere/50%silk) color #1622

US 7/4.5mm – 40 inch circular needles
6 Stitch markers
Crochet hook in size close to needle size (used for provisional cast on only)
Smooth waste yarn in different color for provisional crochet cast on
Blocking supplies: Rust-proof pins and blocking wires

$4.00 US
buy now


Friday, July 22, 2011


11. Jennifer  @NotoriousJWC on Twitter

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 11 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Second Prize:  
1 skein At Knits End Yarns Sock Yarn 
(Merino/Nylon - Colorway is winner's choice!)
At Knits End Yarns PDF Sock Pattern: Laura's S.A.D. Socks
set of 5 KnittingGlassGuy Glass DPNs size 2.5

22. PetiteChoue @PetiteChoue on Twitter

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Third Prize:
KnittingGlassGuy Green Adventurine Stitch Markers

2. Kellie @Futterwackan on Twitter  

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our indie yarnie giveaway!!
We will have more fun things coming up soon!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Giveaway! Special Edition Boleyn Shawl Kit!

Photography by Laura Elizabeth Bullock:

Win every pretty thing you'll need to make a pretty thing!
(with the exception of blocking tools

The Boleyn Shawl is a top-down triangle shawl, knit on size 8 circular needles with sock weight yarn. 
The finished shawl will be approximately 27" x 58".
The pdf pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
You'll receive:

1. Special Edition ObliviousKnits Boleyn Shawl Pattern pdf

I Sparkle Ewe Berry Much
2. 1 - 100g/438yd skein At Knits End Yarns  Hand-dyed 
Sparkle Sock Yarn
(75% superwash merino 20% nylon 5% silver stellina- colorway: I Sparkle Ewe Berry Much)

Size 8 - 48" circular glass needles
3. 1 set of Hand-Made Glass US 8 (5 mm) 48" circular needles

Handmade Purple Adventurine Stitch Markers

4. 1 set of 8 Handmade Purple Adventurine Stitch Markers

To enter the giveaway:

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On Friday morning, 7/22/2011, The winner will be chosen at random from the comment list on this blog.
The winner will receive the Boleyn Shawl pattern pdf by email, and will receive the yarn, needles and stitch markers by mail from At Knits End Yarns.

Visit At Knits EndYarns to see the full selection of hand-dyed yarns and fibers!

Visit for the full selection of knitting/crochet tools!

Photography by Laura Elizabeth Bullock:

E.T.A. - due to overwhelming response to the giveaway,
KnittingGlassGuy and At Knits End Yarns have added more prizes!
2nd Prize: Sock Yarn/Sock Pattern from At Knits End Yarn
w/ Glass DPNs from Knitting Glass Guy!!
3rd Prize: a set of Stitch Markers from KnittingGlassGuy!!

3 Winners!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cleves Shawl is Released

This triangular shawl is designed with a field of flowers encased in diamonds, exploding into free flowing leaves and flowers at the bottom border.  Artyarns Rhapsody Silk Glitter is used for the body with coordinating Artyarns Beaded Silk Light giving extra drape at the bottom edge

You don't have to be a member of Ravelry to purchase the pattern for Cleves Shawl! 

$4.00 USD

Finished Measurements:   30 ”x  64”
1 80g 365m/400yd skein Artyarns  Silk Rhapsody Glitter Light (50%Silk 50% Kid Mohair - color H22 gold)
1 50g 146m/160yd skein Artyarns Beaded Silk Light (100%Silk – color H22 gold)
US 8 32” circular needles
US 9 needles for bind off (or bind off loosely with working needles)
4 Stitch Markers
Blocking wires and pins
Tapestry needle

Gauge - 1 repeat of rows 9-14 of chart A = approx. 2 inches (blocked)

The pattern can, alternatively, be worked with approx 437yds lace weight or fingering weight on size 5 or 6 needles.
Shawl is knit from the top neck down to the bottom edges.
4 stitches are added every right side (RS) row.
Both charted and written directions are included.
Instructions are given to make the shawl smaller or larger.

More to come from this series of shawls!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Boleyn Shawl is Released

my first indie baby is out in the world!

You don't have to be a member of Ravelry to purchase the pattern! 

buy now
4.00 USD

The Boleyn shawl is constructed from center top down, increasing to the bottom edges.
This pattern includes both charted and written instructions.
The shawl is 27” x 58”, and instructions are given to make it smaller or larger. Additional yarn will be necessary for these adjustments.
Artyarns Silk Rhapsody Glitter Light (50% silk/ 50% mohair), 1 80g/400yd skein, color: H11 Silver
US 8 32" circular needles
US 9 32 - 40" circular needles

This yarn is so fabulous, and the pattern so addictive, you won't want to put it down!
She's a perfect one skein project!

....more to come....


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Me: the ABC u next Tuesday edition:

Snagged from Yo, J! , who snagged from Allyson, who saw this on Carrots ‘N’ Cake, and I’m on board:

A. Age: 41 (temper is age 4, body thinks it’s 65, brain thinks it’s 12)

B. Bed size: In NJ – a spring-laden twin bed from the 1970s – it’s amazing I’m alive.  In PA – memory foam full bed to share with honey. We call it the “brick”.

C. Chore you hate:  Everything I don’t want to do is a chore.

D. Dogs:  Not into cleaning up things – see C. 

E. Essential start to your day:  Oatmeal, meds, 6 hours or so of coffee, black.

F. Favorite color: Gray, Army Green, Purple, Silver, Black, Peacock Blue,      Fuschia…don’t have just one, maybe Purple is most dominant loooove.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, like gunmetal more, though.

H. Height: 5’2 1/4”

I. Instruments you play:  Piano when I was young. Taught myself guitar in ’94. Recorded a cute badass demo on computer. Started spokes with honey, made a demo with the computer technology of the early 21st century. Have tens of fans, worldwide.

J. Job title: Delicate Snowflake.

K. Kids:  see C. see O.

L. Live:  Weekdays, mostly in a 10’ x 13’ yarn cave in NJ. Hang out with my honey in his studio in PA on most weekends.

M. Mom’s name: Mary Jo

N. Nicknames: Deb, Louise, Loolie, Honey, Aunt Deb. NEVER call me “Debbie” (I’ll stab you)

O. Overnight hospital stays: I think I’m up to 7? Fan Faves: Stage IV Endometriosis took 1 ovary and 1 fallopian tube at age 19. Total Hysterectomy at age 34. 

P. Pet peeve: Way too many, People. (see J.)

Q. Quote from a movie: “"scuse me while i whip this out" Blazing Saddles

R. Right or left handed: Right, but I play drums lefty.

S. Siblings: One brother: David, 40.

T. Time you wake up: Depends which state I’m in.

U. Underwear: Men’s boxer shorts, inside out. Cotton cheap briefs, inside out. I’m allergic to elastic and seams (see J.)

V. Vegetables you dislike: Lima beans, onions, those little baby earlets of corn - why are they so cute and so AWFUL?

W. What makes you run late: Not wanting to go there, and waiting for whoever’s driving me to get their shit together.

X. X-Rays you’ve had:  Really, too many to count.

Y. Yummy food you make:  Zucchini Bread.

Z. Zoo – favorite animal: J'adore Zoobabies.... and frogs.... and bunnies.

enough computer time - my bed beat the shit out of me for 3 hours last night. (see A. B. J. T.)


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Her name is Pinki!

Design: Maia Shawl designed by Lisa Naskrent of Crochet Garden
Yarn: Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca Silk in Raspberry Rose WEBS
Hook: Size H Crystal Palace Yarns Bamboo

Lisa Naskrent is a GENIUS!  Her lace shawl designs look so complex, but are amazingly intuitive and addictive. I had already made her Midsummer Night's Shawl over 4th of July weekend and fell in love with her, and of course I bought this pattern the second it was released.

To crochet Pinki was to love her! She was my 2nd July 2010 escapist project.  We were in Vermont and my travellin' hooks weren't as pointy as I needed to work tiny single crochets with this yarn (which is a bit toothy and sticky, but very affordable and comes in a cone with great yardage = only two ends to weave in!).  Luckily, there was a little yarn store that had these Crystal Palace hooks that were pointy and soooooooooo much lighter than the whatever-metal-it-was hook I was using.  I fell in love with bamboo hooks!

I took a while to finish her, because i didn't want it to END!
Then I took forever to block her because she had a million points to pin out and I was lazy for a while.
Then I took forever to take pictures of her, because really, pix won't do her justice.  She's too big and beautiful, and her color cannot be captured by a cellphone.

Her name is Pinki, and yes, she was a the yarn store.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playoff Socks

If you love someone, set them free?  Me thinks not.  Make them cashmere/merino socks and keep them and their feet loved and cuddled!  This yarn is so soft and strong, and gets better when washed, believe it or not!

Guys size 10 – 11” foot circumference, Slouchy ankle
Gauge: 8st x 11r = 1"
Yarn: 1 hank (325m/115g)
 Handmaiden Casbah  (81% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon,
9% Cashmere) 
colorway: Cedar
Best price/customer service/color selection/fastest shipping online:
It got from coast to coast in less than 48 hours, people.  Unheard of!
(Evelyn will even wind the hank for you for $2! But this may change how fast you receive your order, of course.)

I paid for that service a few years ago for a 1200yd skein of Claudia's Handpainted Silk Lace.  Thought that was a good deal at the time, especially given that I had never worked with lace yarn...thread, really, and that I didn't have a yarn swift. 

Then I learned that I cannot trust a center-pull ball. 

I now have to wind yarn myself, by hand.  I am OCD, and need to know every inch of yarn before I attempt anything with it.  No time for hidden knots, inexplicable joins that alter a color-change sequence, etc. while you're in the middle of a project. 

Best to find the problems ahead of time - and Casbah had no problems from hank to chair-back to needles to wash to wear, which is delightful, especially after some of the major annoyances I've been dealing with in other skeins and hanks from other companies.

Working on non-fun socks for myself cuz my feet are froze, and I have 1 ball of K1C2 ty dy socks that's left to go.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

ObliviousKnits is mine

that's right...we googled of now it's mine.
down down down
mine mine mine!