The Spiral Seat Cushion
Like most crafters out there I'm a big fan of Joelle Hoverson's, the creator of the Purl Bee and author of many an awesome knitting pattern. I have owned her book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts for a few years but just recently picked it up with the serious intention to make something from it. The book is packed with gorgeous project ideas and I'm thrilled that many Knit Collage yarns work well with them. The Spiral Seat Cushion pattern called my name, mainly because I have 2 beautiful wrought iron garden chairs that are not so comfy to sit on. I used our Sister yarn in Soft Ivory and loved the unevenness and handmade look of the finished cushion. I also striped in a few yarns from my stash to add some color. If you're interested in seeing my project on ravelry, click here. Now it's time to make the second one!
I had a seriously amazing weekend learning photoshop with creator of Design Love Fest in her BlogShop class. In fact, amazing doesn't even come close to expressing how STOKED I am to put my new skills to use. Finally I can create my own moodboards, collages, business cards etc... So stay tuned for upgraded around here! My favorite thing might have been learning how to make this mini video.
Introducing 2 new daisy chain patterns!
Finally, some patterns in our newest Daisy Chain yarn! This scrumptious handspun yarn is a combination of many wool colors hand carded together and spun with mini daisies, tea-dyed lace and strips of Indian block printed fabrics. Each colorway is different from the others with it's own matching fabric & color accents. The finished yarn looks like a long daisy garland you may be inspired to crochet into a crown or knit up into a cozy oversized sweater. The 2 patterns we are releasing today are simple and quick knits. They are the Daisy Chain Earflap Hat by Danielle Shields and and a Bandana Cowl pattern by Susan Sheby. Both of these patterns are FREE and use 2 skeins of Daisy Chain each. Added bonus- they will only take you a few nights or max 1 week to knit up! The earflap hat is available here and the bandana cowl is available here. Both of these are sure to keep you warm & cozy until this winter weather lets up.