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Monday, November 26, 2012

Honors Geometry Cowl - A new Knitting Pattern with a Cyber Monday Deal!

Happy Cyber Monday! 

 Honors Geometry Cowl - Shawl-like

I'm celebrating with the (long-time-coming) release of my new pattern: Honors Geometry

You may recognize this as the cowl I made for Andi in October. I decided to make this pattern a bit fancier than my last three cowl patterns and enlist the skills of a graphic designer, otherwise known as Meghan Canavan, otherwise known as my sister. So I hope you enjoy the fancy new pattern template she designed!

Honors Geometry Cowl

Now on to the details:

Honors Geometry Cowl

"I love the combination of color blocking and geometric 
patterns all over the runway lately, and wanted to put it on something hand knit! This winter, wrap your neck and shoulders in a huge, double knit cowl. Honors Geometry is a slouchy, triangle-patterned cowl that doubles as a wrap. If you’re new to double knitting, there’s a great 
tutorial on Knit Picks."
Gauge: 17 stitches and 20 rows = 4” Stocking Stitch
Needles: Size 10.5 (6.5mm)
Yarn: Caron Vicky Howell Sheep(ish) one skein of each: Gun Metal(ish) (C1), Teal(ish) (C2), Turquoise(ish)(C3), Lime(ish)(C4)
Notions: Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker

Reversible!

I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Katie, that's a pretty pattern and all, but what makes this Cyber Monday-y?" 

In celebration of the release of Honors Geometry, and Cyber Monday, all cowl patterns in my Ravelry Store are 50% off. That means they are each a mere dollar for the next 24 hours. Just add the patterns to your cart and the discount will show up during checkout!


Honors Geometry Cowl - Slouchy

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Now let's get on with the Holiday Knitting! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple Crochet Stool Covers

Crochet Cover #3

Crochet Cover #2

Crochet Cover #1

Here they are, the last of my crafty summer plans, finally accomplished*. I was having a hard time powering through some Christmas-Present-Knitting, so I took a little time out and whipped up these stool covers using this video tutorial and large amount of leftover yarn. They're not perfect, but they sure get the job done. 

Crochet Stool Covers

*Let's just ignore the fact that I said I'd sew myself a romper, ok? It's just not in the cards for this year, and I'm going to accept that and move on. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wallpaper Cowl KAL Starts Today!

And if you needed a last-minute idea for a Holiday present, today I'm leading a Holla Knits Knit-along for the Wallpaper Cowl


This is the perfect pattern for gifting, so catch up with us on the Ravelry Forum or on the Holla Knits blog. Holiday Knitting is a go. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scallop of the Sea KAL Starts Today!

The Holiday Scallop of the Sea KAL starts today over on the Holla Knits Blog.


If you've been wanting to knit SotS, but are worried about the stranding techniques and sewing that pesky lining, this KAL is something you'll want to get in on. Emma Welford will be leading this one, but I'm going to make a step-by-step picture tutorial to walk you through sewing the lining. Should be fun!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Recently Read - Game of Thrones


I finally finished this epic book - A Game of Thrones. And no, I don't mean I've finished the whole series. I mean I've finished the first book. Yup, only the first book.

This was one of my Summer Goals, so I wanted to follow up on my progress. I think I finished in October, and it was a bit of a struggle. No, not because I hate reading, but because I watched the HBO Series before I read the book. It took out a lot of the suspense, and it's a mistake I won't make with the next book. 

And I will read the next book, because I really enjoy the story and the characters. I think Arya is my most favorite character, and I think she's heading down an interesting path. Anyone else reading these?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Louise's Bridesmaid Hair Pieces


The wedding fun continues! A few months ago, I was asked by my lovely friend, Louise, to create some hair pieces for her bridal party. 

Louise's Bridesmaids' Hair Pieces

Her colors were red, white, and black, and I made her fascinator-style hair clips out of felt. They turned out so cute, and a few of her bridesmaids wore them during the ceremony with their mis-matched red dresses. I love that look for bridesmaids! 




I think I need a few of these hair pieces for myself in different colors, right? Maybe some holiday-themed fascinators!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bombshell Shorts Update

It was recently brought to my attention that the Bombshell Shorts pattern was missing an important component - the cable charts!

Holla Knits has re-released the pattern, complete with charts, and all patterns bought from this time forward will be correct.


If you have already purchased the pattern, and would like the updated version, please send me an email at katie@hollaknits.com, and include your name and the email address you used to purchase through Holla Knits. I'll send you a new pattern right away!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Votes are In! (For a KAL)

While we're celebrating Election Day here in the US (get out and vote!), the results are in from another election: The Holla Knits Holiday KAL



Yup, it's time for another (short) knit-along, and after looking at the votes, the ladies of Holla Knits have decided to lead three different KAL's. We'll be knitting my Scallop of the Sea (including lining tutorial), Emma Welford's Wallpaper Cowl, and Tara Shade's Black Swan. All patterns are 1/2 off until November 20th!

I'll be leading a 4-week knit along for Emma Welford's Wallpaper Cowl, the perfect gift for your mom/grandma/sister/sister-in-law/bff/daughter/niece/stepchild/granddaughter/daugher-in-law. Pretty much the perfect gift for everyone.


We'll cast on November 18th and finish on December 18th. If you meet the deadline, you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes, including a Emma Welford pattern and yarn kit, a 2013 Holla Knits subscription, a Emma Welford pattern of your choice, and a fun holiday manicure set!


If you'd like to join in, hop over to the Ravelry Thread, or check out the Holla Knits blog each week for info. Let's get some Holiday Knitting done!