Blogging Missed! A New KAL and more!

It has been a stunningly beautiful Summer here. Neck Point one morning.

It has been a stunningly beautiful Summer here. Neck Point one morning.

I have missed writing my blog – but my Summer has been jam-packed with activity!  Knitting, Working and Family have consumed my Summer days and hours, for a wonderful, exciting time, but I have missed writing the blog!

I hope to get more organized with my time this Fall – so that I can get back to regular blogging.

What has been happening?  Well ….

Koigu ….

Tapestry II Shawl for Koigu 7

Tapestry II Shawl for Koigu 7

Walkaway Peplum Top for Koigu 7. Knit with Koigu Lace.

Walkaway Peplum Top for Koigu 7. Knit with Koigu Lace.

Walking away - I love the back details.

Walking away – I love the back details.

It all started in the Spring.  I had submitted a couple of ideas to the Koigu Magazine for issue 7.  They were accepted.

So I was madly knitting the little beaded sweater (my first ever sweater pattern in a magazine!), in Koigu Lace and then writing an article about adjusting shawl patterns for different weights of yarn.  Tapestry II was the second piece, a heavier weight shawl adapted from the Tapestry shawl pattern that I had designed and knit for Koigu 6.  Those items took me to the beginning of Summer.

Tapestry for Koigu 6.

Tapestry for Koigu 6.

Then ….

Love Is …. KAL

project badgeThe Buffalo Wool Co and I decided to host a Super Summer Mystery KAL.  The “Love is ….” Mystery KAL.  Everything was a mystery; the colour of the yarn, the pattern and the details.  We have all been having a lot of fun.

Designing, knitting and writing the pattern took a month or so and then the KAL started  Aug 1 and the last piece of the pattern is sent out Sept 4th.  That has taken some time up.  Really almost the whole Summer!

The “Love is …” KAL ends in a week or so and I will be able to share some pictures at that time.

And now ….

Four Hundred….

Four Hundred Shawl

Four Hundred Shawl

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

….A shawl and KAL for Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns!  This little shawl takes only 400 yards of yarn to knit and is full of fun, small details that will make it (and you) stand out from the crowd.

It had been pointed out that I didn’t have any small shawl patterns; no one pattern that would work with those special single skeins of yarn that we acquire for our stash.  I hastened to remedy this situation.  We were also discussing the possibilities for the next KAL.  Hence the “Four Hundred” Shawl and the next KAL for Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns.

Click on the title above to link to the pattern.  Four Hundred will be free for the month of September.  I hope that you enjoy the knitting.

Granny Knitting ….

Beth's Bump - about 2 weeks ago!

Beth’s Bump – about 2 weeks ago!

My daughter Beth is about to be a new Mum and I am going to be a Granny in a week or so.  I have been knitting, ahem, just a few little things for the new baby.

Caps and Booties and a little sweater.  I haven’t gone too crazy – babies grow so fast!  I don’t know the gender of the baby yet and that will affect my decisions of what to knit for the future as well.

I have cleaned and refurbished some old samples and pulled the special baby shawl I knit a few years ago for this very occasion out of storage and been preparing myself for this next voyage in my life.

So you see the Summer has been packed with activities and happenings!  I am just sorry that I couldn’t find the time to share them with you.

Happy Knitting


Tapesty II - knit with Koigu KPPPM

Tapesty II – knit with Koigu KPPPM

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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9 Responses to Blogging Missed! A New KAL and more!

  1. Danielle says:

    Congratulations on becoming a memere!! Your girl looks beautiful!

    Please share all the mandatory mem pictures on Facebook when you can
    Love and peace from Phoenix Arizona

  2. Ria says:

    Beth looks wonderful! Congratulations! Won’t you have fun knitting “little” things. How exciting for everyone.
    Welcome back to “the Blog”, we have missed you.

  3. Dora says:

    Beautiful work!

  4. Denise Whittle says:

    Every piece is so beautiful! I don’t know how you do it! Let us know when baby arrives.

  5. Jane says:

    I LOVE four Hundred and have been trying to download for over an hour!! Guess i will see about printing at the library on Friday! have to be there for knitting anyway!! EVERY FRIDAY. Four to up to twenty of us meet and knit, crochet, and do LOTS of talking. This is such an awesome pattern Thank YOU for sharing with us this month.

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