The holiday season is a time for ritual and tradition, and a time for gifts. In my family we always counted down the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar. I anticipated that tiny gift behind the door with pleasure and couldn’t wait to see what each day would bring.
Little waves swirl around and around when you knit this hat and fingerless mittens set. You can choose to create waves spiraling in the opposite direction for one of the mitts so they are mirror images of one another.
What an exhilarating ride this has been. It was about 11 months ago* that I conceived of the idea of working on a book with Felicia, featuring SweetGeorgia Yarns. Every step of the way was more work than I thought it would be, but I have absolutely no regrets and I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
Over on Ravelry there’s a fun celebration of gift knitting at it’s finest. Hundreds of indie designers from all over the world are participating by offering 25% off of a selection of their patterns beginning at 5 p.m.
Teen television dramas are one of my guilty pleasures. I also love watching period dramas, in part for the costumes and the knitwear designs they inspire. Reign, a show that focuses on Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Dauphin of France, offers the best of both of my TV watching passions.
Well, look at that! I just found out that my design made the cover of Designer Knitting in the UK. In North America, the magazine is known as Vogue Knitting and always has a different cover.