New Pattern: Byway Cowl


I knew it’s been awhile since I posted, but I didn’t realize it had been THIS long! I’m back today with a new pattern release – Byway Cowl!

This cowl/infinity scarf is an easy knit, but the combo of cables and lace creates an awesome texture-y look! Every other round is just knit and purl, and the pattern rows can be worked by just reading your knitting, once you’re set up. The lace and cable directions are given both as charts and row-by-row directions.


The purple version is knit in Lantern Moon’s beautiful Indochine silk – the single loop version takes just 2 skeins, the larger double loop uses 4 skeins.


I’ve had this skein of handspun dyed by Into the Whirled in my stash for ages, and Byway was the perfect project for it! It’s a little busy with the striping and patterns, but that’s okay with me :)

Want to make a Byway of your own? Buy, queue, fave the pattern on Ravelry!

A Flowery Monday

Pretty things to brighten up your Monday!

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

Viewing the cherry blossoms at High Park (along with everyone else in town!), May 8 2015.


peas, early May

radishes, early may

They’re growing! Dianthus (carnations), peas, radishes.

a quilt sandwich

A little bit of progress on Jess’ quilt!

quilt back

I finished piecing the back – but I was coming up a bit short on fabric! It turns out I made the top rather bigger than the queen sized batting, so I ended up picking off a few columns of squares and using them for the back as well. I think it should be kind of nice feature.

quilt top

And then I managed to baste the quilt sandwich (backing, batting, top) on the living room floor by rolling them up and working a section at a time. It’s really big! Up next is the quilting, which I’m going to do by hand.

Have an excellent weekend!