Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Happenings July 15

Welcome to Happenings, where you will learn what Rachel has been up to this week. Check back every week for Finished Items, Works-in-Progress, Reading, Watching, and Hearing. As well as tidbits from other crafters that caught her attention.

This project was started last year, then brought out of hibernation and now finished. Rachel's Swirl Skirt shows even those tricky yarns can find the perfect project. It was going to be knit using MMario's Queen of Tides Shawl pattern, with fewer increases to form the skirt. Plans change, and the finished object only uses two rows from that pattern. Despite the small needle size, this simple pattern worked up fast.

The linen stitch scarf should be a finished item next week, though the yarn is going further than I thought. I'm also winding yarn today for a secret project, but it won't be secret long. The pattern for Sarah's Shawl is being finalized, look for its release later this week. Love the colors:

Get all your knitting and crochet news at one place, Knitcliks searches the web to bring you the best every Monday through Friday. Heading include, must-see K's and P's, Fashion Flash, and Knitter's in the Know. They welcome emails with submissions, whether you made it, or spotted the item. No guarantees it will be mentioned, but they are always looking for new features.

Stitch Definition provides tech editing, photography. and graphic design services for many Knit and Crochet Designers. One of them was so happy with the photography she offered to do a giveaway through their blog. The Forget-Me-Not Heel is a recipe to apply to your next pair of socks. Details for the giveaway and how to get the pattern at their blog.

The Revelation of Louisa May by Micheala MacColl tells the story of Louisa May Alcott solving a mystery as a teenager. Touched by history, you will learn more about this favorite author.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen on CraftLit is at the halfway point. You can still listen to previous episodes. For more information and links, read my CraftLit Review.

Love Turtles? This cowl is part of a set included in a KAL starting September 1st.

Crafts other than knitting! A finished Sewn project, and a Chain Maille necklace. 

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