This spring, the National Parks Service, in association with America's National Parks, has introduced a program that allows one to get a cancellation for virtual tours completed Spring 2020. Due to Covid-19, nearly all of the national parks have closed, making it impossible to acquire new cancellations for the passport program.Continue reading
It took almost two years(!), but I finally got around to blocking this lovely shawl by Kelene Kinnersly. The pattern is called the Faded Roses Shawl.
I used Pisgah Peaches & Creme for the yarn in the colorway Paprika. It's a 100% cotton yarn. After blocking, I noticed the yarn was sort of pilling, and I don't like the drape. The fabric is really stiff.
I plan on remaking this pattern with a DK cotton yarn that's suitable for garments, but with the same size needles as for the worsted yarn. Hopefully that will improve the drape. I need to start using higher quality yarns for these kinds of projects.
More information on this shawl is available on Ravelry.
Throwback to that time last year when my Spooky Spider Cowl was featured on the front page of Ravelry! Being featured was a sorta pie in the sky goal of mine, but I definitely didn't expect it, especially not so early into my knitting/crochet career. I was also surprised that this particular project of mine was selected.
The cowl is knitted in worsted-weight cotton yarn.
Original pattern is Spider Cowl by Kitterly.Continue reading
I just had to jump on the planned pooling bandwagon! Here are two projects I designed using Red Heart Super Savers yarn in the colorway Antique.
If you are not familiar with planned pooling, it is a crochet technique using variegated yarn to produce a specific pattern, most commonly argyle.
You can find more info about these projects on my Ravelry page.
I have wanted to make the crocheted Fall Wreath by Repeat Crafter Me forever and this year I finally got my act together. I am so happy with how the wreath turned out! I originally attempted it a few years back with cotton yarn before deciding that having a mildew-prone wreath hanging outside during an Iowan autumn might not be the best decision.Continue reading