June 7, 2013

I’m in Knitscene Accessories 2013!

Hey you guys, I have a pattern in a magazine!  Woo!

That’s a montage from their webpage of just a few of the 33 patterns in Knitscene’s new Accessories 2013 issue, and there’s my pattern!

Pink Squish Hat

It’s called Pink Squish Hat, and it’s a bulky cabled hat knit modularly in four sections, all connected with short rows, no seaming or picked up stitches!  It starts with the sideways cabled brim, then the body is knit in the round, then it switches directions again for the top sideways cable, then back to round to close up the crown.  Both sideways cables are closed up with buttons, tah dah!

Pink Squish Hat

It’s pretty neat to have a pattern in a real knitting magazine.  Not something I’d pursued before, but I read the submission call for this issue, with words like modular, bulky, and cables, and it was calling to me!  I brainstormed this up, put together my very first official magazine submission, and was accepted!  Exciting!

Pink Squish Hat

I love the photos of my hat in the magazine, and the issue as a whole is fabulous!!  So many great designs!  I’m tempted to list my favorites, but the list would be too long, so check out all the patterns if you haven’t already.  Some great interesting modular pieces, lots of variety, excellent stuff.

Pink Squish Hat

The official sample is in Quince & co Puffin bulky yarn, which I LOVE.  After I finished knitting up that hat, it was such a super quick and fun knit that I went stash diving and knit up another one for myself to keep!

Brown squish hat

This brown version is in Brown Sheep Lanaloft Bulky, which doesn’t show the cables quite as well as the Puffin, but it worked in a pinch.

Brown squish hat

Sorry about the quickie phone photos here.  I was actually preparing to leave town for eleven days in about an hour, when I found out this issue was released for pre-order, which is why I didn’t blog about it sooner.  I had knit this second sample months ago, but hadn’t sewn on buttons yet, so I threw it in my suitcase and found these buttons while traveling in Bellingham, Washington (at NW Handspun Yarns), sewed them on in the hotel room so I could wear the hat… planned to get some photos of it in Bellingham, but rain and forgetfulness prevented that from happening, sigh.  So I just snapped these real quick so I could blog it… anyway, you get the idea.  It’s the same hat as in the good photos above, in brown ;)

Instagram from Bellingham trip Instagram from Bellingham trip

So yeah, things have been hectic – that trip was to Rochester, New York, for a 3-day long family thing, then from there to Bellingham for a week, where I did some working in coffee shops, lots of walking around and not working… I have yet to edit all the photos I took, but I did post instagrams all throughout the trip – here are a few.  Above, PDX airport on my way out, and a view of Bellingham from the train on my way back home.  Below, the Canadian coast out the train window just after crossing the border (on a day trip from Bellingham to Vancouver, BC) – those birds in the sky are bald eagles! – and our fave dinner spot of the trip, Boundary Bay Brewing co.

Instagram from Bellingham trip Instagram from Bellingham trip

And if you’d like to see a glimpse at how much of my Bellingham time was spent, goofing off with Pete’s co-workers (Pete was there for a work trip, I was tagging along), here is a video for you to enjoy.

Okay, back to work for me!  I’m hoping to post again in a couple days with a superfun announcement about a project I’ve been working on!!

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