I have been neglecting the blog… shame on me! I tend to get a little lazy over the summer months ;)
I didn’t even post about Canicule when it was released… well ok, here it is. Makes for a nice summer shawl and I’ve been using both of mine a lot! I also used the mittens quite a bit when it was still rather chilly. I am liking the assymetry of them so I’m sure I’ll be revisiting that theme and the modular element.
My latest release has come with a bit of a surprise to be honest! after a hint-suggestion by my friend Vane on Saturday, I bought the yarn and started knitting a mane for my cat Loki. I finished, photographed and published the pattern on Sunday, which was my cat’s birthday. I was pleasantly surprised when Loki posed with it on for a full 5 minutes before pulling it off! I was also more than pleasantly surprised when the pattern made it to the top of the “Hot right now” Ravelry pattern page after just a few hours! Still there with currently 875 favourites (!), with many comments and mentions in the forums.
Beyond that, I am seeing it popping up in Facebook (We Love Wool’s post has been liked 882 times and shared… 1124 times!), many blogs (this post totally made my day), pinterest… wow! :D I mean, of course Loki is such a charming little lad (and has his own tumblr!) but I didn’ expect such a response! I am truly overwhelmed :D
Oh, and the pattern is free! ;)