Monday, October 13, 2014

Raava



My new design, Raava hat and scarf patterns are now live! You can find them here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/raava

Raava is a spirit of peace and light on “The legend of Korra” series that I love to watch with my kids.
Raava scarf is knitted in a simple leaf and zigzag motif. This design is modular and you can customize your scarf by knitting any of the pattern segments as many times as you wish and by knitting them in a different order. All segments are interchangeable and can be moved around without affecting the flow of the pattern. Knitted in aran weight, this would make a great quick project in your favorite yarn. 
 Raava hat is knitted in a simple leaf motif with a twisted stitches brim. The hat is knitted in the round and takes just 110 yards of aran weight yarn to complete for an adult size. This is fast and easy project that can be done in a day. Enjoy!




e-book for Raava scarf and hat set will be on sale for $4.00 until the end of the day PST on Wednesday October 15. After that the e-book will be sold for $6.00 and each individual pattern for $4.00.





The whole set takes just under 3 skeins of Pigeonroof Studios BACCHUS yarn. Knitted in aran weight, this would make a great quick project just in time for the holiday gift knitting.


Happy knitting,
Diana

Saturday, September 20, 2014

San Diego Yarn Crawl

I had such fun day today. San Diego Yarn Crawl is going on this weekend. My friend JoKaren (h20paws on Ravelry)and me went to the Needlecraft Cottage yarn shop. We met lovely Mira Cole, the owner of Baah Yarns and Liz Walters, the owner of Needlecraft Cottage. I bought some wonderful yarn and could not help myself to stay on budget :-) I will be working on a new design for Baah yarns with their new yarn Baah Aspen. It is so so soft and silky in most beautiful persimmon color.
In the picture me, Mira (in the middle) and Liz. 


Here are me and JoKaren with some of our yarn ;-) 


and to finish off fabulous outing me and JoKaren when for lunch :-)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend too :)
Happy knitting,
Diana


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bordertown shawl Knit-a-long :-)


The Bordertown shawl pattern is now published on Ravelry and can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bordertown
I will be hosting my very first knit-a-long for the Bordertown shawl in Sunny with a Chance of Knitting group. The thread for KAL is here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sunny-with-a-chance-of-knitting/3008453/1-25
I hope you will join us The pattern is 30% off ($3.50) until the KAL starts on September 2:) After that the pattern will be sold at it regular price of $5.00. You can join the KAL at any time, but you need to finish the shawl and post your pictures by the KAL finish day of October 15 in order to qualify for prizes.







Happy knitting,
Diana

Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Bordertown shawl :-)



Another Bordertown shawl to share with you. This is a prototype shawl for Bordertown design I made back in April. More details on this project can be found on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/bordertown-prototype


 There is still one day left to win a free Bordertown shawl pattern. All details on Sunny with a Chance of Knitting Facebook page.













Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bordertown pattern giveaway.


In light of the upcoming Bordertown pattern publication next week I am having a pattern giveaway.
Like the Sunny with a Chance of Knitting Facebook page and tag your friends there for a chance to win “Bordertown” shawl pattern.
To tag your friends simply use the @ symbol and type your friends name on my Facebook page.
I will be giving out 5 patterns. 5 winners will be picked randomly and announced on Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at the end of the day Pacific Standard Time.
                                                         
 Good luck everyone:-)
Diana

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Autumn Tango II



In light of the upcoming Autumn Tango KAL in The Yarn Attic group I have knitted a larger version of this pattern in thinner yarn than original. The pattern itself has undergone a major update. The update includes the following changes and additions:
1. Instructions on how to make a larger scarf in DK weight are available at the end of the pattern.
2. The middle joint of the scarf at Provisional CO now does not have one stitch offset as in the previous version of the pattern and aligns perfectly.
3. The number of pattern repeats in each direction of the scarf has been clarified with a different wording to avoid any confusion.
4. There were few typos for the 2nd half of the scarf BO which have been corrected now.
5. A picture of how to block side leaves has been added.




You still have time to join the KAL. The pattern is FREE when you register for the KAL in the KAL thread. There are prizes as well. You can join this KAL no later than Sept 15, 2014 in order to qualify for prizes.




Happy knitting,
Diana

Projects, Paterns and other news :-)



So many projects still waiting to be photographed, to be written as patterns or both. Few of the projects were done months ago and one more than a year ago. Sometimes life interferes and the best of plans get put on hold. I am gradually working through all my projects and patterns. Casual Friday cardi pattern is in the works 1st.  Also, a new version of my Autumn Tango scarf in skinnier yarn is completed and pattern will be updated very soon and just in time for Autumn Tango KAL over at The Yarn Attic group on Ravelry.
 Also, Bordertown pattern is coming next week ;-)


Happy knitting,
Diana

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WIPs

For the first time in 4 months I had any substantial free time to knit this past couple days. My Casual Friday cardigan is almost completed. I am very happy with how everything turned out, but the button  band and will redo it. Pattern writing is next ;-)


While cardigan was blocking, I started a new design from Pigeonroof Studios Bacchus Aran. What a pleasure to knit with this yarn. It is really nice to knit with aran weight after several months of 4ply :-)


Happy knitting,
Diana

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Autumn Tango KAL

Some exiting news to share :-)
Rhonda from The Yarn Attic http://www.theyarnattic.com/ has chosen my design "Autumn Tango" for her Fall KAL. The KAL is just starting in The Yarn Attic group on Ravelry. The pattern is FREE when you register for the KAL in the KAL thread (link below).  There are prizes as well. You can join this KAL no later than Sept 15, 2014 in order to qualify for prizes. 
You can join the KAL on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-yarn-attic/2979655/1-25#24
Autumn Tango pattern can be found on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-tango



Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, July 11, 2014

WIP: Casual Friday part II



I started knitting the sleeves of my "Casual Friday" cardigan. A little sneak peek ;-) 

Project on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/casual-friday

You can now follow me on Facebook for any new pattern announcements and other news.

Have a great weekend and Happy knitting,
Diana