Monday, March 10, 2014

Knitting in Action

So once again my intentions of writing regular posts lasted all of a few weeks. Thank you to those of you who are still following me. One of the reasons I haven’t posted in a while is because I had nothing to post, not pattern wise at least.
Me & my finished shawl

This year I completed my very first Mystery Knit Along (MKAL). One night I was casually browsing through patterns on Ravelry, as you do, and stumbled upon the Follow Your Arrow MKAL by the uber talented Ysolda Teague. I signed up immediately and I’m very glad I did. Not only did I end up with an awesome shawl, the format of the pattern was exceptionally fun. Each week we were given two pattern options to choose from, with each working equally well with whatever was chosen the previous week.  The mystery, the clever design and the unique format really got my designer juices flowing and has inspired me to start writing more patterns again.

So purrrty!
Lately I have been obsessed with stripes of rainbow colours paired with a neutral background (also inspired by Ysolda actually – she's one of my new idols!). Without having any specific patterns in mind, I ordered myself some lovely lovely yarn from Happy go Knitty and Spin Span Spun. I spent much of my free timing thinking about how I would work the yarn and the colours into something that was wearable but not too garish. So were born the Iridis mitts.

At some point this year I decided I wanted to make a stop motion video of one of my knitting projects. As I was going to have to stop and take a photo after each completed row, the mitts seemed like a perfect option as it was already a quick knit.

Here, I present to you, knitting in motion!
I’m still polishing the final product, but if you’re interested in these mitts, please keep an eye on my blog or on Ravelry as I hope to have the pattern released by the end of this month.

This pattern has been tested and is now for sale on my Ravelry store. Follow the link below if you would like to help me support my knitting habit purchase the pattern.


  1. I love the mitt pattern, and even more, I love the video!

  2. Thanks Feather Storm! It was lots of fun to make.