Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lace Workshop?

I will be teaching a workshop at Knitting Nation, in Nyack, New York, this coming Saturday afternoon. I will be covering four different double decreases, as they relate to lace knitting. We will use a spanking-new lace scarf pattern that I call "The Wallflower Scarf." It uses a few optional beads. I will post pictures of the scarf after the workshop. If you are intrigued, call Knitting Nation and save yourself a spot at the table. If you like my patterns, you will not be disappointed...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads

Finally finished and ready to release, I present Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads and Queen of Ghosts. This is knit from one short side, and the deep border is picked up along one long side and worked across. A small edging is worked on each short side at the end. There are optional beads added with a crochet hook as you knit.
I knit a pale blue cashmere wrap a few years ago, using the "Crossroads" pattern, and I never wrote down what I did. This design is a re-working of that wrap.
The pattern is available in my Ravelry Pattern Store NOW! I hope you like her. Meow...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

BadCat goes to Washington

I just returned from a three day meeting in Washington, which means two long train rides, loads of hours in a conference hall and evenings alone in a hotel room. All that to say I got some knitting done! I finished a design I have been working on for several months. This is Hecate, who you might have noticed here and there since I started her. I just blocked her, and you can see all four of her pattern sections. I haven't woven in the ends yet, because I wait until a piece is blocked before I do that.
LucyFur has been especially helpful today. I don't think you can tell, but there are loads of beads on this stole. The finished size is 18x68 inches, but the length is adjustable. This pattern should be ready for sharing by late April.
Once I finished Hecate, I invited Lyra to hang out with me in my hotel room. She made herself right at home. Lyra is a famous (infamous?) design by Niebling, and an amazing piece of knitting engineering.
For those of you familiar with the Lyra pattern, I am now on row 107. I have a bit more to go! The yarn is a 2/28 cashmere/merino from Colourmart. I am enjoying it.
I have also been playing with some other doily designs. Above is the start of a modified Niebling design. The original is an eight panel circle, and I am making a four panel half-circle with some minor modification to the pattern. So far, so good, in Lacey Lamb, which is also a pleasure to work with. Knit on!

Friday, April 4, 2008

I will be away for work...

In Washington, D.C., from tomorrow until Thursday. I might not have Internet access, but then again, I might...If you leave me a message and don't get a reply, you will know why. Meow!