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I’ve made the Honeypot Hat pattern available for sale on Ravelry and Craftsy. If you don’t have account with either (I recommend you get at least one) your can go here to purchase the pattern on Ravelry without having to join.

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Get through the Winter with Spring on your mind!

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The reveal is finally here! This is the pattern I’ve been creating since January. It was an interesting journey, at times inspirational and at times frustrating. In the end it was worth everything. The pattern isn’t quite finalized – I have to write out the abbreviations, and finish off the layout showing all the images.

Eventually I will be starting up my YouTube channel that will feature tutorials on how to do certain stitches or techniques directly related to my patterns. These will include a tutorial on how to knit the two rounds that make up the wings of the bee as well as how to do the cross-overs for the honeycomb stitch. I’ve tried to make these as clear as I can in the pattern, but sometimes seeing it done is the best way to learn. My goal is to create clear and easy to understand patterns that help anyone knitting them have a satisfying experience and end with a wonderful knitted item.

This pattern will be made available on Craftsy and Ravelry for sale in the next week or so. I’ll make a post when it’s available.

And to finish off with more pictures:

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Like most people in the entire world I am busy. But the Fall season is by far the busiest for me. From September to January I’m insanely occupiedwith back-to-school, my husband and 2 daughter’s birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. And like most people on this planet I’m always biting off more then I can chew. I have so many things I want to do in relation to my love of knitting. I never tire or bore of it. It’s a never-ending universe of fibre, needles and warmth. What I’m trying to get atis I’m behind in posts and getting the Honeybee project pattern written. My apologies but I can’t reveal it until next week’s post.

I have instead three cell phone stand bags. The first two are complete and blocked. The third one in grey and yellow needs blocking and a button sewn. I double-knit the flap on the grey and yellow one so it looks way more finished then the orange and grey one. I’m going to be the queen of double-knitting when I’m done all these bags. Well okay maybe not queen – that title probably belongs to Lucy Neatby.

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In other news, I joined the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Guild and attended my first meeting. It was amazing being in a room full of knitters and chatting about knitting. I can’t wait until the next month’s meeting and I hope to become more involved in the fibre community of my lovely city.

And finally I signed up to help out Knitty by becoming a patron. For a few bucks an issue I’m helping them grow as a great online knitting pattern magazine. One of these days I’m going to get around to submitting a pattern or five to them. I dream of day when I can get some of my designs publish.