Tuesday, November 04, 2014

An Overdue Thank You to Paradise Fibers and a New Free Pattern

First and foremost, I'd like to say thank you to the bottom of my fuzzy soul to Paradise Fibers for gifting me this lovely swift and hanks of Cascade!

It was so thoughtful and made for a real "pick me up" after the end of a long day at the cube farm. Paradise Fibers is a great online resource for anything fiber related. I actually purchased my first spinning wheel from them years ago and it's still my go-to wheel for everything from spinning singles to plying. Love Paradise Fibers! Thank you!

Secondly, I have another free pattern for you. Sunflower motifs!

I have been working up sunflowers for months in various yarn weights, from thread on my little steel hook to worsted on a good old US G hook. Finally, I feel like the motif is ready for the real world after a gazillion pattern tests. I mostly tested it as a join as you go motif, but I also repurposed it as an applique as well.

Above the sunflower motif adorns one of my retro aprons, which my niece, Zoe, is graciously modeling.

So, if you're interested in trying your hand at this late summer flora, just pick up the pattern from my Ravelry store.

Happy November, kids!