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June busy-ness

The year is flying by! Happy June!

I’ve cast on for the Zen Rain KAL. I’m using the May Harvest pink Rambouillet that I received from Knitted Wit’s Community Supported Yarn club. Isn’t it pretty?


I’m trying to decide if I want to use a bigger needle. This Rambouillet is not as slippery as the Alpha B Luxe B yarn, so it’s knitting up tighter. I still haven’t finished binding off the Alpha B version, either. It has the rufflier ruffle.

luxe bind off

For now, I’m just admiring how the colors look together.


Do you want to join the KAL? Or do you just want to watch our progress? Come visit my PDXKnitterati group on Ravelry!

In other news, my Hanami Cowl and Wristlets pattern went live on the KnitPicks IDP site today.


hanami kp set

And it’s graduation weekend for the Teen. Think I’ll get any knitting done this weekend?

Sakura to Hanami, and Japan

I’ve made some tweaks on the design formerly known as Sakura, making it shallower and wider. I like the way it fits me, and it looks great on Bobbi, too.

hanami cowl

I’ve decided that I want to publish this two ways: One, through Ravelry, featuring the beautiful Sakura Silky n Single yarn that Knitted Wit dyed as a fundraiser for Japan disaster relief. This pattern is ready now; you can go to the pattern page here.

hanami cowl

I also plan to publish this through the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program, which means that I need to re-knit it in Knit Picks yarn. Almost done! I also need to re-name the pattern; there’s already a Sakura in the IDP. Sakura thus becomes Hanami, which is Japanese for enjoying the beauty of flowers, traditionally through cherry blossom parties. Who doesn’t love a party? Alas, the cherry blossoms are all gone now, so I’ll have to find a different backdrop for the IDP version of this pattern.

In other news, I sold 90 copies of my Pacific Shawl pattern in March and April, which is $534. I have sent $534 to the American Red Cross for Japan disaster relief. Thanks so much for purchasing the pattern. Now I want to see your projects on Ravelry!

pacific shawl