Ravelry Updates

Good news for Ravelers! In the course of my end-of-the-year tidying up, I’ve made a few of my free patterns available for PDF download via Ravelry and linked a few other freebies to the Ravelry pattern database. Check out my designer profile to see everything I have available.

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I’m a PDF now!

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season! I’ve got tons of new stuff in the works, including spinning fiber reviews, newly dyed rovings and handspun yarns, and of course new patterns and projects in development.

Cheers to a new year, and thank you everyone for the last!

-MF

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Sweetheart Classic Beret Pattern

I have no idea what prompted me to want to make myself a beret, but I did know exactly how I wanted it to look. After casting around for a pattern and finding nothing close enough, I of course just endeavored to create the proper pattern myself. And here it is, gratis, via Ravelry!

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You can find this FREE pattern in PDF format here.

The Sweetheart Classic Beret is a cute, crocheted wardrobe staple – worked in any worsted weight yarn, the timeless silhouette of this accessory looks chic and fun with any outfit. The main body and brim of the hat uses only half double and single crochet stitches and is suitable for beginners. The tab at the top of the beret can be worked with the crochet I-cord technique.

Don’t know how to crochet an I-cord? Here’s a tutorial from the amazing June Gilbank! I knit mine, but crochet will work just as well.

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I love seeing what people make from my patterns, so if you get a hankering for a beret like I did, be sure to show off your project on Ravelry so I can see!

 

Yes, I know it’s raspberry. No, I didn’t do it on purpose 😉

-MF

 

Wrap Up Holiday Sale

It’s cold! And rainy! Possibly snowy depending on where you live! How about wrapping up in this cute pixie hooded cowl, available in my Ravelry Store and Etsy Shop now?

 

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If you can chain, single crochet, and double crochet, you can make this fabulous convertible cowl! With a deceptively simple stitch pattern and a few quick construction elements, even beginners can work this stylish wardrobe staple. Wear it four different ways – stitch it in two different yarn weights – paint it in endless color combinations! Great for gift-giving, stashbusting, and just plain looking sweet.

Though it can be used by anybody, this pattern is written specifically for use by beginners and easy-level crocheters – I wanted to offer a high-quality, clear pattern that is also unique and interesting for beginners to make! The pattern includes a quick-reference list of abbreviations for ease of pattern reading and phototutorials with step-by-step instructions.

The Rhiannon Convertible Hooded Cowl is long enough to wear as a small wrap vest, while the leaf motif drawstring can convert it to a closed, deep-hooded capelet look. The open ended front has enough room to double up the cowl around your neck for extra warmth, and the back of the hood comes to a sweet but subtle point.

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If you are a fan of crocheted stuff, art yarns, or handpainted rovings, maybe you should check out my Etsy shop too?

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~*Mf*~

Winter Updates!

I disappeared into an intense bout of spinning lately, trying out my new colorway with a fractal ply to test the harmony of the colors. It turned out GORGEOUS, and pictures will be shared as soon as I’m done setting the twist. The second run of the colorway, “Mango Punch” is officially available in my Etsy Shop, along with my second signature colorway, “Dyed Leather.”

Enough talk. Pictures now.

Mango Punch -Superfine Merino, 3.62 oz. I replaced the muted sage green of the first run of this colorway with a bright apple. I love both versions!

Dyed Leather – on Gray Gotland, 3.62 oz. The natural silver tone of this fiber took the dyes exactly as I was hoping they would, creating complexity and depth.

I also indulged in some doodling over Thanksgiving break, freehand with sharpies on a poster board. I do believe I will color it..

I guess you would call this a Zentangle, although I prefer less dense patterning in my mandalas.

And finally, I am stoked on my very first homebrewed batch of kombucha! I love this stuff, and I have wanted to brew some for years. I finally obtained a Mother, and now I am seeing the formation of the daughter! Woohoo!!!

Slowly, ever so slowly, I inch closer to my goal of being a weird, hippie art teacher who brews magic potions in the woods and wears sweaters made from her own goats. Because it’s important to have goals.

-MF