Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Competition to win some Debbie Bliss yarn

Go to my blog 'Skeinspotting' on or click on blog. Identify the contraption in the photograph and win 5 balls of Debbie Bliss yarn. Also patterns and tips and photos of knitting and crochet plus a few links to other sites of interest.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Hello for those of you who saw me knitting the Silvanus bag, I eventually managed to finish the project and it is in the following magazine. Here is an extract from my blog I also included some instructions on how to design a Fairisle Chart in Excel in my section How To Design..... if you remember the discussion last time I was at Angel Knits.

The Anticraft Magazine - Samhain Surprise

At last my pattern is in the Samhain issue of The Anticraft, better late than never! The Anticraft 'surprised' me by publishing their issue early as I was working on this but they decided to have my pattern put in later as a halloween surprise.

For anyone who doesn't know the Anticraft, it is one of my favourite online magazines. It is the only one for which I am proud to donate free patterns without a designer's fee. Their house style tends towards the darker side of knitting but does include a degree of alteterative belief systems like Paganism. Even at their darkest moments there are tongues hiding in the sisters' cheeks. I also like the idea that this magazine is not just a knitting magazine, it incorporates anything which has been crafted and is original work. They publish issues 5 times per year in keeping with Wiccan Sabbats/Celtic Festivals. next issues are:

Imbolc 2007 issue (publishes Feb 1)
Beltane 2007 issue (publishes May 1)
Lughnasadh 2007 issue (publishes Aug 1)
Samhain 2007 issue (publishes Nov 1)
Imbolc 2008 issue (publishes Feb 1)

You can find the free pattern for my bag here

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