Here in Central Texas, October means two things to yarn crafters: Chillier weather (we hope!) and THE BEST LITTLE YARN CRAWL IN TEXAS!!! I’m hanging out at Gauge, crocheting a shawl and meeting people from all over Texas and the US.
One of the bases I like to dye most features Donegal neps that resist the dye and add pops of texture and contrast. Walkabout Tweed is refined and rustic, and works up into stunning garments or accessories. I’m about a third of the way through my Lost in Time Shawl, and it’s a blast to crochet. I’m adding contrasting stripes with Detour Sparkle mini skeins in several colors. My Walkabout hat pattern will be released November 1, 2018. If you’d like to be notified when it’s published on Ravelry, plus receive a free code for the pattern, fill in your contact info below.
If you’re a sock knitter, you’ve undoubtedly come across General Hogbuffer’s innovative patterns. One of my samples that’s gotten a lot of attention is my interpretation of his Fair Isle Christmas ornament pattern, Balls Up ! They’re fun to make and a great way to use up sock yarn scraps, and look especially good when you add in some sparkle. If you’re in the Austin area, I’m teaching a 2-part class on them at Gauge. Join me, it’s going to be a blast!