Too Many WIPs!

Hello my dear yarniacs! HalesBee is here with a howdy and here’s what I’m up to! I have been a bit busy with a new part time gig and some other creative exploits, but I have a few new things to show. So lets get started!

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I did finish a quickie project, just to feel I have accomplished something. This is just a plain stockinette hat with a 2 by 2 ribbed brim. What makes it fun and gorgeous is my yarn from my friend Debbie of DebbieDuckYarns. This is her DK Superwash Merino in her colorway “Mood Ring.” I love it! And I have plenty left over to be able to make a matching accessory, though I have yet to decide what. I used my Hiya Hiya Sharps interchangeable needle set, and as I do everything in the round, I magic looped that baby!

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I’m also making slow progress on my T-shirt design, which I love! It’s looking amazing in the Wool and the Gang Tina Tape Yarn I’m using, which is super silky and breathable and has lovely drape. I’m using my Knit Pro Zings on a size 9, so this should be a super quick knit once I have it written up. True confession: because writing knitting patterns is very involved and takes a lot of editing, I have totally been dragging my feet on this one. I could have probably knit two of these by now. Oh well! I’m going to get there and you’re all going to love it!

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In my feet dragging moments, I decided I needed to cast on some new things of yarns that have been calling to me. This one is the ever popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm, a quick garter shawlette that is just the mindless project I need! I’m using a beautiful one of a kind skein from Machete Shoppe, that I actually won in an Instagram giveaway from @countrysideknits and finally found the perfect project for! I have it in my adorable Halloween themed Japanese Knot Bag from Super Stitchy – you know, my podcast girlfriend! πŸ™‚ I’m loving knitting this on my ChiaoGoo fixed circulars, which I do need more of!

I have also been needing to knit with some of my own hand dyed yarn lately. So these beauties on my PlumpleeBee Sock will soon be a Gull Beach Shawl, a brand new, first time design by Super Stitchy that she is currently test knitting. The main color is Aresenal of a Princess, available in the shop. The mini is my Aquarius colorway, included in a number of mini kits in my shop and soon to have more singles. I’m excited to knit these up!

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Remember how the title is Too Many WIPs?! I have more I want to cast on! These four beauties will soon be knit into a Mesa Sweater Wrap by Rosemary Hill. My knitty friends at Downtown Knits in Apex are doing a knit along for the Mesa Wrap, and these yarns have also been calling to my from my stash! The far left is Haute Knit Yarn, the two middle are Olann Yarns, and the far right is Hey Lady Hey. I plan to buy myself some circular ChiaoGoo needles just for the pattern from Downtown Knits, but if you don’t have a local yarn shop, you can find them on Amazon, too!

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The hand dyed yarns you see above are available in my Etsy Shop and you can touch them, live and in person, at Downtown Knits in Apex at the up-coming Pop-Up Market! June 23rd, Saturday from 10 to 4, come see me and some new makers!

I won’t bore you with the other WIPs for now, but I hope you have enjoyed this installment of my yarny adventure! If you click on some of the affiliate links above and make a purchase, I do make a small commission, which means you are supporting my content. For that, I thank you!

Love from HalesBee

DTK Pop Up Market Makers

Hello Fiber Friends and Fellow Yarniacs! HalesBee is back with some fellow makers and pals for you to meet! This past Saturday I took part in the first ever Indie Dyer Pop Up Market at Downtown Knits in Apex, NC. I was joined by a few fellow dyers and makers and we had a wonderful day!

I have a little video introducing my friends, you can see it here on Youtube:

To find everyone you see on the video:

DebbieDuckYarns

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/debbieduckyarnsΒ 

Instagram: @debbieduckyarns

Facebook: www.facebook.com/debbieduckyarns

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Handmade by Zan

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebyzan

Instagram: @handmadebyzan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/handmadebyzan

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Full Lotus Pottery

Shop: www.fulllotuspottery.com

Instagram: @fulllotuspottery

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fulllotuspottery

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Super Stitchy

Shop:Β  www.superstitchy.com

Instagram: @super_stitchy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/superstitchy

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Hey Lady Hey

Shop: www.heyladyhey.com

Instagram: @heyladyhey

YouTube: Hey Lady Hey

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Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support us! It was awesome meeting everyone! Thank you to Michele at Downtown Knits and her helpers, Nikki and Rachel – you ladies are awesome! And thank you to Debbie’s daughter, Rachel, for going on a coffee fun for us πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy meeting these lovely makers! Do come knit with us at Downtown Knits in Apex on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9! We always have a good time and we’re happy to make new friends!

Have a wonderful week, y’all yarniacs!

Love from HalesBee

 

Elphaba Shawl Pattern is Live!

Hello dear knitting friends! My latest knitting pattern, the Elphaba Shawl, is now live on Ravelry! Inspired by the misunderstood “Wicked” witch herself, Elphaba Thropp, this shawl was designed with yarn from Dragon Hoard Yarn Co. in her Defying Gravity Kit. The kit itself was inspired by the musical Wicked, so I took Trysten’s yarn inspiration and ran with it!

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This shawl is a faroese shawl construction, which might sound lofty, but I promise it’s a simple pattern! The center panel is a consistent number of stitches in a chevron pattern, which is easy to memorize once you get started. Wings are created with increases on either side of the center panel.

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This shawl blocks out to a nice medium size, but only requires one skein (about 80 grams) of a main color and one 20 gram mini skein for the contrasting stripe color. Great for stash busting! It is a fairly quick knit as it only requires about 460 yards. Make one for you and one for a wicked friend!

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Check out my Ravelry Store to purchase the Elphaba Shawl Pattern and enjoy some wicked knitting fun!

If you’re looking for some new, squishy yarns for your shawl, check out the new yarns and mini skeins I’ve added to my HalesBee Handmade shop!

I hope you enjoy my Elphaba Shawl Pattern!

Love from HalesBee

 

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