Last Reveal and OFF YOU GO!!

Gentle reader,

I’m so happy to reveal the final prize and open the giveaway! I’m also really excited, because through the generosity of my last benefactor, every will be getting a little something! ^_^

One of the lucky winners will receive a free copy of “The Old Man & The Sea” cardigan by Melissa of Singlehanded Knits fame. This is a gorgeous pattern, y’all. I just finished mine – it’s waiting for a soak and a block – and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The other awesome thing is that you’ll be able to join the Singlehanded Knits Old Man & The Sea Read/Knit Along. Seriously, this prize is basically a ticket to big fun. ^_^

OM&TS

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New Amigurumi Pattern! Sittin’ Kitty!

Gentle reader,

I’m SUPER EXCITED to share with you my first pattern! Remember Macaroni the yellow cat from my last post? Well, now you can make your own little kitty buddy! Download it here or on my downloads page and on Ravelry. Or click the pic below!

sittin kitty

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Judy’s Bolero

Gentle reader,

Well, it’s been quite the Pierrot party around here! Just before I’d received my yarn parcel from them, I had completed a crocheted bolero from one of their free patterns. I had started it quite a while ago, but a monogamous crafter I ain’t. But, my dear friend, Judy, who I made it for is off on a trip to Europe in the next few days (totes jel!) so I had to get my ass into gear and finish it so she could take it with her if she wanted to.

Judy's Bolero

So, some crocheted edges, blocking and Express Post satchel later, here are the pics she sent me! I have to be honest, I’m very happy with how it turned out. There are a few things I’d do differently next time, but they’re nothing that affects the finished look.

So, the nitty-gritty:

There pattern is called Bolero by Pierrot Yarns (of course) which you can find on Ravelry or the Pierrot website (it’s image #027). It’s not in English, but the charts are impeccable, so don’t let that phase you.

I used Morris Paddington yarn, which I love to death. It’s 80% bamboo and 20% wool so it’s crazy soft and smooth and has a beautiful drape to it. The pattern calls for two 5 ply yarns held together with a 7mm hook, and while Paddington is a 6 ply my tension is quite tight so it was even-stevens. For the Ravelry peeps, you can check out my project page here.

Perhaps I’ll have to make another one with Pierrot yarn as well? ^_~