Sunday, August 14, 2011

I 'heart' Alana :-)

Alana Dakos! I just LOVE her patterns and her blog 'Never Not Knitting'. Does she have a group on Raverly? If not, she should have ;-) If I knew how to start one I would! I want to knit everything she designs. 

This week Alana has had a Fall Pattern Sale featuring one of her gorgeous patterns every day. Just the other week I bought the Cream and Sugar Cowl Pattern. It was the first one on sale this past week which of course I didn't need. Day two was the beautiful Autumn Vines Beret, but I missed it!!!! Not to worry, Alana has kindly extended her pattern sale to Monday (tomorrow) and will have a 'Oops I Missed It Sale' from between 4pm - 7pm pacific standard time.  I plan on getting the beret pattern tomorrow. I also bought the lovely Cosette wrap pattern this week and the Shawl Collard Cowl.

I've already finished the Cream and Sugar cowl and blocked it. I just haven't taken a final photo yet. I used Knit Picks Imagination sock yarn that I had in stash. I loved knitting this, and hope to add it to my queue to knit one for myself soon.  Speaking of my queue (on Ravelry of course) I've started adding things that I want to knit for ME! I think I tried this last year, but ended up knitting gifts again!  2012 is going to be a 'ME' year, definitely this time.  I think most of Alana's patterns will be on there for myself ;-) 

I cast on for the Shawl Collard Cowl as soon as I got the pattern the other day, using some Malabrigo Merino Worsted - again from stash! Not having an LYS I have to use stash or wait til I order the yarn online. This one will be a Christmas gift this year, so I plan on getting more yarn that I like and can hopefully knit one for myself for this winter.

Still got tons to knit for Christmas. It would help if I had all the patterns picked out that I want to make, but I don't. I'm just thinking them up as I go along. Mainly hats for the kiddos (cos they're quick), cowls and scarves for the girlies and I don't have a clue what I will do the menfolk!  So much to knit . . . . . so little time!


CelticCastOn said...

Yes she has a group on rav called Never Not Knitting. Best be joining that one.

Sue said...

I joined her group quite a while ago now as I love knitting her patterns. I bought the same pattern and have some beautiful Madeleine Tosh yarn to knit mine in. I bought 2 of her patterns during the sale and hope to knit them for myself over the next few weeks.

Lucy said...

Yes, she has a group:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Oh, I love her patterns and just recently finished the Autumn Vines Beret and love it! Your cowl looks very pretty ~

Sherral said...

I love Alana too! Her podcast is awesome and her designs are awesomer. I bought the Cloudy Day Beret and can't wait to make it!

Ann said...

I recently discovered Alana's podcast & have been listening to all the older ones. She is great. Love your cowl & the colors.