Friday, July 19, 2013

No Excuses...

.......But I do have a new pattern and several that have been published in recent months. First up, my newest self published pattern called "Pork Belly". He is a 13" tall knitted pig who just happens to also be a candy-stealing pirate. He is worked in the round and the pattern includes a free 3 page stuffing tutorial, full of photos as well as written directions.
 The eye patch is removable but he thinks that it makes him look "tough". When not stealing candy he likes to read about pirates at the library....

You can find the pattern on Ravelry & Craftsy.

Pork Belly was a fun knit and the special shaping helped him retain his rounded shape but I couldn't have done it without the assistance of some very clever & patient test knitters from the Testing Pool on Ravelry. The group is comprised of 8749 eager, positive, helpful knitters (and crocheters) who provide this wonderful service basically free of charge, for the most part. Certainly there are some testers who charge or who would love to get paid to knit/crochet. 

But this particular group of five testers worked with me & my pattern for the mere payment of a free pattern and I suppose, the eagerness to get to knit it first, before it is released, which can be exciting. Still, what would this kind of technical support be worth? I'm certain that I would not be able to afford it. So thank you again test knitters, for your generous time & effort!

More we await the birth of the newest royal are some new baby items...crocheted using a new yarn by Red Heart called Anne Geddes Baby Yarn. It is a soft, washable sport weight that comes in a huge array of beautiful colors.

The patterns are all free and can be found on the website.  

While you're visiting the be sure to search all of the royal baby designs for just the right baby gift for the royal heir in your life.



1 comment:

  1. Well slap me upside the head and call me Dixie, you are posting again! Hallelujah! I have so missed your posts.

    Aww Pork Belly is adorable. Love the eye patch.
    The baby things are so cute. Everyone is going royal baby crazy. There are bets on if it's a boy or a girl....I'm going with girl, but then again what do I know!

    Testesters are awesome folks, aren't they! Like you said, they get to make the item before anyone else does, and that is way fun.

    I am knee deep in cross stitching again with a little sprinkle of filet crochet thrown in there to keep it exciting.

    So very glad you are back posting again...hugs and blessings always dear friend.