It’s been a minute since I have been able to say this, but, guys, I have a new pattern for you!!
Introducing, the Hurricane Ridge Pullover!It’s a super-cozy, extra-comfy, everyday sweater in the softest superwash wool you’ve ever seen.I love this sweater, for real. I’ve got one in a gorgeous deep red that is just a delight to wear. It’s made with super-soft Provincial Tweed (which, despite my turbulent relationship with my last Provincial Tweed project, I love dearly). It’s soft and warm, and you’ll want to wear it every day.The Hurricane Ridge Pullover is a super simple knit. It’s worked seamlessly from the bottom up and features an asymmetrical split hem, raglan sleeves and a generous shawl collar (perfect for staying warm on cold hikes through the woods).
(And I know, this post is kind of supposed to be a self-promotion post, but, dang if Knit Picks didn’t hit it out of the park on this collection. It’s as if they designed a whole book of patterns just for me- so much tweed, so much texture, and so many cozy sweaters! Definitely check it out.)
Can you believe it? (I can’t!) On the Needles has been chugging along for 6 years!It’s been a long time since my first “Hello World”, my life has changed significantly, and I’ve learned so much, both about knitting and writing (and writing about knitting). I’ve written dozens of patterns and grown in my confidence as a designer. I’ve made a whole stack of sweaters (my entire family is very warm these days).
I just wanted to say thank you to all my readers (and knitters), if it weren’t for you, I would probably be doing something very different with my life. I’d still be knitting, sure, but it certainly wouldn’t be my “day job” (something that I never would have anticipated before starting this blog).
So, thank you! And thank you for putting up with the slower post schedule- that 3-day-a-week schedule was fine when I was just me, but some weeks it’s hard to get out a single post, now that I have a kid (that for some reason wants my attention!). And, get ready- because I’ve got a bunch of patterns in the pipeline that will be coming out over the next few months. I’m really proud of them, and I think you’ll like them, too!
We’ve had a crazy mild winter this year- 40s and 50s, and more often sunny than not. It almost felt like we forgot to have winter.
Well. We remembered.
And decided to have an entire season’s-worth of winter all in one weekend.It started snowing Friday around lunchtime, and kept on going all through the night, until we ended up with knee-deep (or at least calf-deep) snow blanketing the city. We hit 9 inches on our back deck on Saturday morning!I know that as a transplant from the Midwest I’m supposed to go on and on about how “back in my day we’d drive in three feet of snow, uphill both ways, with our eyes closed, just for fun.” But, I gotta say, I kind of love the Seattle way of dealing with snow. Here, we don’t tough it out, we don’t fight it, we don’t shovel or salt or plow. We just stock up on food when there’s snow in the forecast, call out from work and hunker down. This morning, I’m fully embracing my inner Seattleite and enjoying the snow through the window, cozy with my knitting and a cup of tea. Maybe we’ll go outside and make a snowman later, or maybe we’ll just stay inside until the snow melts. Is there snow where you are? What do you do when the snow hits?