Writing patterns and getting ready to launch… something!

Hello again! 🙂

It’s been a few months since my last update and I’ve adjusted a bit better to lockdown life. I’ve got a few more fingerless mitt patterns planned out, and I’m still contemplating a shawl I’d love to make and share the pattern for.

I’ve also got some exciting news up my sleeve – but I’m waiting a week to tell you exactly what it is. So check back on my birthday, next Saturday, to see what I’m going to announce! It’ll be a way to support me and also get behind-the-scenes looks and exclusive patterns, and I hope you’ll be interested in it.

No pattern for June

I don’t have a new pattern for you this month, but I’ll try my best to get three patterns to you during the next one! I’ll be on holiday in America visiting my family and I anticipate having a lot of knitting and designing time. I’ll update with progress during each week of July. 🙂 Thanks for understanding.

A bonus pattern for May – Quadrotriticale Mitts (free)!

Finally, I’m back to my end-of-the-month schedule for releasing fingerless mitt patterns. This free pattern was inspired by quadrotriticale, a specially-crafted grain that was able to grow on the otherwise-barren Sherman’s Planet in the Star Trek universe. It was a major plot point on the episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”… oh, I seem to have attracted one!

A friendly little tribble jumped right into my hand! Quadrotriticale Mitts – Free on Ravelry.

They’re so cute! I wonder if this one will be… oh dear.

They’re multiplying… better make some for yourself and lure a few away before they take over my house! 😉 They’re free on Ravelry and a quick, fun knit.

Some Final Fantasy white mage-inspired knits!

For Christmas last year, I made my friend, Lyra, a pair of fingerless gloves with some white mage detailing on them – she loves to play a white mage in Final Fantasy XIV, and has saved my blundering lancer many a time.

White Mage fingerless gloves, a gift for a friend (link goes to Ravelry)

However, I made them too small! She’s taller than I am and I didn’t take this into account. So, a few months later, I made a replacement pair.

White Mage fingerless gloves – the replacement gift (link goes to Ravelry)!

I felt bad that it had taken me so long to rectify my error, so I decided to… make poor Lyra wait even longer while I knitted her a white mage hooded cowl, as well.

White Mage hooded cowl (link goes to Ravelry)

All that’s left for me to do now is mail these off to her, and she’ll finally be able to dress like the white mage she plays. It was fun to make some non-hat, non-plushie video game things!

New fingerless mitts pattern – Over and Over Mitts

I managed to get it done within a week – my new free pattern, Over and Over Mitts (on Ravelry)!

Over and Over Mitts – Free

It’s my most customisable mitts pattern to date, including three widths and three lengths for you to mix and match, as well as allowing for further width customisation as you please. I’ve also written the pattern to be knit in the round with switching to rows for a thumb hole, and to be knit totally flat and seamed up the side, depending on what you prefer. Give them a go and see how easy fingerless mitt knitting can be! 🙂