This blog post is going to be a kind of unorganized collection of interesting knitting stuff I want to share ...hope you enjoy it!
The online knitting magazine Knotions was relaunched at the end of last year, and just came out with a new issue a couple weeks ago. The new issue contains 15 accessory patterns, with some great designs and designers in the mix! Shown here are the Taiao hat by Françoise Danoy of Aroha Knits and the Taraxacum Mitts by 13-year-old Abigail Grace Ryan of Scribbling A Yarn. Check out all the patterns at the Knotions website. Best of all, they're free! I'm eager to see more from this publication!
Aroha Knits is hosting a free 5-day challenge, April 25 - 29, to introduce you to knitting design! If you're a knitter interested in designing, or a budding designer looking to improve your skills or learn a new perspective, this challenge is for you. Read the details and sign up here! I've joined already and am excited to get started.
Designed by Melissa Ski, this hat pattern is named after Hannah Brasseur, a young Christian lady who has done beautiful modeling and photography for the knitting publication 6 Bits Storybooks. Hannah had brain surgery last month to have a portion of her brain removed, and the proceeds from the sale of Hannah's Courage go to offset the expenses of this surgery. If you have a few spare dollars, I encourage you to purchase the pattern and support Hannah! And if you are a Christian, I encourage you to pray for her as she recovers from this difficult experience.
Speaking of 6 Bits Storybooks, I've recently been enjoying listening to this publication's podcast. Melissa and Melody, the "Story Tellers" behind 6 Bits, share their knitting conversations, and Melissa also interviews other creatives such as knitting designer Hunter Hammersen and yarn dyer Stephanie from SpaceCadet yarns. I've found the episodes fun and informative. Topics I've listened to include photography, starting a project, linen yarns, and more! As a Hunter Hammersen fan, I've listened to episode 11 at least two or three times...it's really good! You can find the podcast at the 6 Bits website here, or on iTunes here.
In the way of other news, the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is at the start of next month, and I'm planning to be there! It looks like a pretty big festival with lots of vendors, demonstrations, contests, and sheep (of course). This will be my first time attending, and I'll probably focus mostly on the venders, as I'll only be there Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll remember to bring the camera and get some photos!
I'm Sarah Gomez, a 17-year-old Christian knitter, sewist, and aspiring historical costumer.
Find me on Instagram and Ravelry as aLittleBitToKnit.